From the outside, Ray Allen looks like he could play forever. Physically, it appears as if he lives in the gym. Granted, he used to be more of a slasher and was a big time creator with the ball in his hands, but he’s adjusted well to playing off the ball in the latter part of his career.
At 38 and with two championships to his credit, Allen is reportedly considering hanging them up. If he does in fact retire at the end of this season and the Heat lose the Finals, look for a major roster shake up in Miami.
“I guess everything [is factored into the decision],” he said Thursday before the Heat lost to the Spurs, 107-86, in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. “You get away from it, you sit down and get an opportunity to think about it. It depends on how my body feels. I love the condition I’ve been in over the last couple of years. It’s just a natural progression.”
“I don’t look at this as an age thing for me, it’s never been an age thing,” said Allen, who was averaging 9.6 points in the playoffs entering Game 4. “I always laugh because I see the birthdates of the some of the younger guys. They’re born in the ’90s. In the ’90s! I was kicking it hard in the ’90s.
H/T: Boston Globe