Allen fi­nally makes re­tire­ment of­fi­cial

Baltimore Sun - - WORLD SERIES - As­so­ci­ated Press

Ray Allen won cham­pi­onships in Bos­ton and Mi­ami, made one of the most mem­o­rable shots in NBA Fi­nals his­tory and has more 3-point­ers than any­one who played in the league.

More than two years af­ter his last game, he’s de­cided that was enough.

Allen an­nounced his re­tire­ment Tues­day in a post on The Play­ers’ Tri­bune web­site. Allen spent 18 sea­sons in the league with the Bucks, Su­perSon­ics, Celtics and Heat, av­er­ag­ing 18.9 points and hit­ting 2,973 3-point­ers in 1,300 ca­reer reg­u­lar-sea­son games.

Allen en­ter­tained thoughts about a come­back over the past two years and had op­por­tu­ni­ties from ti­tle-con­tend­ing teams. Noth­ing ever lured him back, although the door al­ways re­mained a tiny bit open — un­til now.

The Hawks an­nounced a $192.5 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion of Philips Arena, with the city of At­lanta pro­vid­ing the bulk of the fund­ing. As part of the deal, the Hawks agreed to an 18-year lease ex­ten­sion to re­main at the city-owned arena through 2046. The city will con­trib­ute $142.5 mil­lion to­ward the project. ... Cody Zeller signed a four-year, $56 mil­lion deal with the Hor­nets.

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