Ray Allen officially announces retirement after two years away from NBA

NBA star Ray Allen has officially announced his retirement, explaining his decision in a letter for The Players' Tribune.

Allen, 41, has not played since the 2013–14 season, but was mulling a comeback before this season.

“I write this to you today as a 41-year-old man who is retiring from the game,” Allen writes in the essay titled “Letter to My Younger Self.” “I write to you as a man who is completely at peace with himself.”

Allen won NBA championships in 2008 with the Celtics and in 2013 with the Heat, when he became a postseason hero for making a corner three-pointer in the Finals to elevate the Heat over the Spurs.

Through his 20-year career, during which he played for the Bucks, SuperSonics, Celtics and Heat, he was selected as an All Star 10 times and holds the record for most career three-pointers with 2,973.

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