Ray Allen: I’d Be Content With Retiring

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Ray Allen still hasn’t decided on his future, and his recent comments seem to indicate that he’s really in no rush to decide.  The future Hall of Famer told the Hartford Courant that “he’d be content with retiring” and is in no rush to decide.

“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.”

Allen made it clear that if he continued to play, it would be because he can, and not because cause he’s chasing anything.

“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.”

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