- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ray Allen officially announced his retirement Tuesday after an illustrious 18-year career in the NBA.

Allen, who hasn’t played since the 2013-14 season, made the announcement in a letter he penned to his 13-year-old self on The Player’s Tribune, writing the following:

I write this to you today as a 41-year-old man who is retiring from the game. I write to you as a man who is completely at peace with himself.

Now, the most important question in your life isn’t, “Who am I supposed to be?” or even, “What do I have to do to win another championship?”

It’s, “Daddy, guess what happened in math class today?”

That’s the reward that awaits you at the end of your journey.

Allen, who played in 1,300 games between the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, walks away from the NBA as the greatest three-point shooter of all time. His 2,973 three-point buckets on 7,429 attempts are both records. His 24,505 career points ranks 22nd all time in the NBA.

Allen also has 10 All-Star appearances to his name and two All-NBA nods.

Allen won two NBA championships and may be most famous for his miraculous three-pointer in Game 6 in the 2013 NBA finals to save Miami’s chances against the San Antonio Spurs.

According to Pro Basketball Reference’s Hall of Fame likelihood calculator, Allen has a 99.9 percent chance of being inducted into the Hall of Fame.


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