Ray Allen has taken a beating on the court. In his NBA career, Allen has taken all the normal abuse a player takes while running up and down an NBA court for 48 minutes per game. After all his time in the league, Allen may finally be ready to call it a career. Allen is contemplating retirement after this season.
Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times had a chance to speak with Allen about his plans for the future. While he is not specifically contemplating retirement after this year, he understands his time is coming. It could be after this season or it could be in a few years.
“It’s possible, yeah,” Allen said when asked about retiring after the season. “Who knows what’s going to happen over the course of the summer? I have two years left on my contract. We’ll see how it goes.”Allen has been in the NBA since 1996 - the same year Kobe Bryant entered the league. He is a ten-time All-Star and has an NBA Championship under his belt. At this point, he is playing for the ,one of the game. And that love may keep him around. That and his ability to contribute.
Allen is still averaging 11.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game this season with the Miami Heat. He left Boston for a chance to play with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. And for the chance at another championship. With the Heat sitting pretty atop the Eastern Conference, the last goal is a real possibility.