If Ray Allen goes into the Hall of Fame after his playing days, it won’t be just his championship rings with Boston and Miami that send him there. It’ll also be his time in Milwaukee–the longest stretch in his career with one team–where he made, like, 4 million 3-pointers for the Bucks. (Allen also played four years for the now defunct Seattle Supersonics–he does well in green.) So Allen is pretty comfortable in the Midwest, which is where rumor has him headed again–to rejoin his old Miami teammate LeBron James in Cleveland. It would be Allen’s 19th NBA season and all he’d need to do is what he’s been doing–picking his spots and waiting for the kick out from James so he can shoot that fluid jumper of his. Oh, and occasionally run the length of the court for an age-defying slam.
The trip to Cleveland won’t be for the money–Allen’s been making loads of it for years and he’s not one of those guys who has spent it all either. But Ray Allen will put retirement on hold to play with James again for two reasons. One, he loves to play basketball. And two, it’s going to be awfully hard to keep him out of the Hall of Fame if he gets a third ring. He’s already on the cusp–probably even in the door–but why not make a few threes and get a third?