Ray Allen, UConn great and top 3-point shooter in NBA history, retires
Allen last played with the Heat in 2014. He entertained some ideas about coming back since, then announced his decision about stepping away in a post published on The Players Tribune.
In the post, Allen says he “is completely at peace with himself.”
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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
Allen spent 18 seasons in the league with Milwaukee, Seattle, the Celtics and then the Heat. He made 2,973 3-pointers, 413 more than anyone else has to date, and averaged 18.9 points in 1,300 career games.
Allen attended UConn from 1993 to 1996. He was named USA Basketball’s Male Athlete of the Year in 1995. Allen finished his UConn career third on the Huskies’ career scoring list with 1,922 points and set a single-season school record by connecting on 115 three-pointers in 1995–96.