Since he played his last game in 2014, reports and rumors of a Ray Allen comeback have been almost as plentiful as the nearly 3,000 3-pointers he made during his 18-year NBA career.
But Allen, 41, may have finally ended such talk on Tuesday, when he wrote a lengthy letter to his younger self on The Players’ Tribune website. Near the end, he dropped in the key point for any team still hoping he can help provide a championship push with a few more of those oh-so-smooth 3-pointers.
“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.”
So what’s next for the 10-time All-Star and two-time champion who made more threes than any player in NBA history?
“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.”