Ray Allen confirms retirement with brilliant Players' Tribune post

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After Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant called time on their careers the past summer and Paul Pierce confirmed 2016-17 will be his last season, two-time title winner and future Hall of Famer Ray Allen has announced he will finally be stepping away from the game.

Since leaving Miami in 2014 there have been numerous reports linking Allen with a return to the NBA, but today at the age of 41 he has decided to call time on a wonderful career.

In a brilliant post on the Players' Tribune title 'Letter To My Younger Self', the shooting guard covers a number of different subjects; such as his inability to fit in, his dedication to his work and the feeling of being a champion before confirming that he would not be returning the hardwood.

Allen, who spent time growing up in Germany, England, Oklahoma, California and South Carolina, ends his career as a 10-time All-Star and two-time title winner who came up with one of the clutchest moments in NBA history during the epic battle between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.

We all know how it went, and it is a moment that will live with the guard forever as he now embarks on to the next chapter of his life.

Allen touched on his jump shot during the piece to the Tribune, and it may just go down as one of the five greatest jumpers ever. He may be eclipsed by a certain Stephen Curry in the not too distant future, but nobody will forget what the 18-year veteran accomplished.

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