Ray Allen made headlines last week when he was reportedly looking to make a comeback in the NBA. According to the latest NBA rumors, Allen is unhappy with Stephen Curry being called the greatest shooter and he wants to add more threes to his all-time record.
The 41-year-old last played for the Miami Heat in the 2013-14 season but he has not officially retired from basketball. He is known as one of the well-conditioned athletes at his age and it is not a surprise that he wants to play next season.
Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe recently told CSN New England that the NBA rumors about Allen is true and he is serious about playing the NBA again. Washburn noted that the two-time NBA champion is unsettled about people already calling Curry the greatest shooter of all time.
“Ray wants to play again. I’m sure about that. I don’t think he particularly enjoys watching Stephen Curry rain threes and challenge his record and be called the best shooter in the world. I think that bothers him. I know Ray wants to extend his all-time three-point record,” Washburn said, as transcribed by NBC Sports.
Allen is currently sitting first in the all-time three-point record with 2,973 and he can easily reach 3,000 if he plays next season. On the other hand, Curry is at the 19th spot with 1,593 but if he continues to hit 400 threes per season, he can easily surpass Allen’s record.
It is noted that Allen has commented positively about Curry before but his competitive nature is fueling his desire to come back and pad on his all-time record. Nevertheless, he will only be on limited role given his age.
Recent NBA rumors have linked Ray Allen with teams such as the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks and Miami Heat. He currently lives in Miami and there is a big chance that he’ll end up with the Heat to finish a great career.
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