Will Ray Allen End His Career in Springfield?
Ray Allen has finally found a place to call home, a place where other NBA greats called home. After spending 12 years in Milwaukee and Seattle, he is now apart of the three headed monster in Boston that took home the championship last season. This was his first title in his career along with Pierce and Garnett. Until last season none of them had made it too the finals.
With a good five or six years remaining in his career it doesn't look like it will be his last championship.
Allen, whose full name is Walter Ray Allen, was drafted out of UCONN in 1996 by Minnesota with the fifth overall pick, and later traded to Milwaukee for Stephon Marbury and a future pick. After seven seasons with the Bucks he had three playoff appearances, but never got past the conference finals.
In 2003 he was traded to the Seattle Supersonics for Gary Payton and Desmond Mason. Allen played five seasons with the Sonics where he averaged 24.6 ppg. and only made one playoff appearance.
The Sonics where eliminated by Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs who went on to win the NBA title that season. Allen was known as one of the best guards in the game without a title.
Then, in 2007, Ainge brought him in to help win a championship in Boston. Now his career is complete after he helped Pierce and Garnett achieve the same goal. Allen has hall-of-fame career totals as he has 21.1 points per game along with 3.9 APG., 1.2 steals and a 44.6 fg percentage.
Allen is a sure hall-of-famer and it looks like he will retire in Boston. The Celtics have 23 players in the Hall and it looks like they will have at least three more. I hope to see him in Springfield wearing green.
After his career is over he can go back to acting. Allen was in He Got Game playing the part of Jesus a high school basketball star. Denzel Washington plays his father who is in prison. Allen will be a hall-of-famer, but maybe we will see him hoisting an Oscar as well.
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