Ray Allen hangs up his shoes!
Basketball star Ray Allen has decided to hang up his court shoes for good. He wrote a letter to his younger self saying "I write this to you today as a 41-year-old man who is retiring from the game,” he wrote. “I write to you as a man who is completely at peace with himself."
He has had a great career and most men don't even keep playing until the age of 41! He continue on to say "Dear 13-year-old Ray,
When you get off the school bus tomorrow, you’re going to be in a whole new world. This is nothing new. Every time your father gets stationed at a new Air Force base, you have to say goodbye to your friends and start a new life. It’s the same routine once every three years or so. New school, new culture, new faces.
Northern California. Then Germany. Then Oklahoma. Then England. Then Southern California.
And now, Dalzell, South Carolina.
You’re used to being the kid that nobody knows. The majority of your existence has been about trying to find new friends, trying to show people that you’re a good person and that you mean no harm. You’re used to being an outsider.
You’ve gotten pretty good at it."
He goes on to say a few more things that he He will be missed! Also fun fact when he was in southern California he lived in my home town Edwards AFB! Thank you or the good times on the court!