Could the career of Jesus Shuttlesworth be coming to a close after this years NBA Finals? The 38-year old guard said he’s mulling retirement after the season ends, which could come as soon as Sunday night. Before Miami’s Game 4 loss to the Spurs, Allen said, “I guess everything [is factored into the decision]. You get away from it, you sit down and get an opportunity to think about it. It depends on how my body feels. I love the condition I’ve been in over the last couple of years. It’s just a natural progression.”
After exercising his option to remain in Miami this season, Ray Allen will be a free agent this summer. Even though Allen turns 39 next month, he’s still been a consistent contributor for Miami. In the playoffs, Allen is averaging 9.5 points per game and shooting 39 percent from deep. Not to mention, his legs still look pretty damn young.
If Ray Allen is seriously considering retirement, let’s hope that Miami can stretch the Finals out to Game 6 or Game 7 to catch a few more glimpses of Jesus Shuttlesworth in an NBA uniform. Or, get the cameras rolling for He Got Game 2. Whatever happens, Ray Allen will go down as one of the best — if not the best — shooters of all time.