Ray Allen Announces His Retirement From The NBA

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On Tuesday, Ray Allen announced he is bringing his 18-year career in the NBA to an end and he is “completely at peace with himself.”

On his official IG page, Ray wrote:

Life is about the journey, not the destination. And my journey in the NBA has officially come to an end. Click the link in my bio to read my letter. Again, thank you everyone who has every cheered for me. Even those of you that rooted against me, thank you!!! You only pushed me to higher heights. #carpediem


Ray penned a lengthy letter to his 13-year-old self in The Player’s Tribune where he wrote:

Basketball will take you far away from that school yard.

You will become far more than just a basketball player. You’ll get to act in movies. You’ll travel the world. You will become a husband, and the father of five amazing children.

Congratulation on an amazing career. You’ll be missed on the court.

Read the full letter here.