Retirement close for Ray Allen and Manu Ginobili?


manu ginobili vs ray allenNot everyone gets to be Robert Parrish, Moses Malone or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and play in the NBA for 20 years or more.

Every player eventually retires – having, or not having reached all the goals he had set.

Ray Allen spent 18 seasons in the NBA, his last two with the Miami Heat. Allen has also won two NBA titles, one with the Heat in 2013, and previously one with the Boston Celtics in 2008, where he played for 5 seasons.

However, it seems like Allen’s time may be up, as he’s “leaning toward retiring,” according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

A 10-time All-Star, Allen holds the NBA’s all-time record for three-pointers, having converted 2,973 times from beyond the arc, 413 more than No. 2 Reggie Miller.

Allen still has a lot left in him, and some NBA teams have expressed interest in signing Allen, however the star player himself is in no hurry to make a decision. He might as well retire.

Meanwhile, another European NBA star, San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili reportedly is far from thinking about retirement from the NBA.

Ginobili, who is an NBA vet, had said that he will make no decision about retiring from the league until the 2014-2015 season is over.

“I’m not going to make any decisions until July and that’s still pretty far away,” the 37-year-old was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

“The season isn’t even midway finished, but when it does end, I will see whether I’m ready to retire or to continue playing,” Ginobili said.

Ginobili was asked if he would consider playing one more time for Argentina’s national team.

“If I were in shape, if I were healthy, yes, of course I’d like that. But just for one game, just to wear the jersey,” said Ginobili, who had to skip the 2014 FIBA World Cup in September due to a stress fracture.

Ginobili, who played his entire career with the Spurs, won four NBA titles with the team (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014), and also helped his national team win the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games.



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