Could Ray Allen really be preparing to move onto the next phase of his life?
Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe is reporting that the 39 year-old Allen is contemplating retirement.
“the guard said retirement is an option.”
“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.”
Allen keeps himself in tip-top shape all year round, so his future will come down to whether or not he still wants to prepare and play the game he loves.
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“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.