After playing 18 years in the NBA most guys would be extremely lucky to still have teams looking for their services. It’s the exception, not the rule. But if you’re a guy who has a unique skill such as Ray Allen, they’ll always beat down your door.
Ray is taking his sweet time in deciding if he’ll play again next year. In fact, he’s in “no rush.” Smart money has him going to Cleveland to win another title with LeBron because if he was going to retire, you’d have to think he would’ve come to that conclusion by now.
“I’m not in any rush [to make a decision],” Allen said during a break in the Citi Ray Allen Basketball ProCamp at East Granby High on Saturday morning. “I’ve played 18 years, and the way I look at my career, I’m content with everything that I’ve done. I just want to take this summer and see how it goes….
“To continue playing, really, the only argument is I can because I’m in great shape,” Allen said. “But just because you can doesn’t mean you have to. Many people over these last couple of weeks have lobbied for me to continue to play. … My argument for not playing is, I have done a significant amount in my career and I appreciate everything that has come my way and as I’ve gotten older, I’m 39, there are so many things in life I want to be able to do to affect change — like being around kids full time, which I enjoy.
“So at this point I just feel so good about where I am.”
H/T: Hartford Courant