With recent news of Ray Allen‘s formal retirement from the NBA, the sharpshooter is drawing praise from players around the league. One of them was his former teammate Rajon Rondo, whom he spent five seasons with as a member of the Boston Celtics.
Rondo told Gary Washburne of the Boston Globe that he think the Celtics should honor Allen by retiring his number, since he was an integral part of that 2008 championship team.
“Without a doubt,” said Rondo. “He’s done a lot for this organization. Not the way things ended were great, but he helped put a banner up there, so he’s a future Hall of Famer as well, so we have to pay him his respects.”
Allen has garnered respect from all of his teammates in every locker room he’s been a part of. The 18-year pro has been known around the league as a consummate professional and one of the hardest workers who always strived to perfect his craft.
Not only was he the owner of one of the sweetest-looking jumpers of all-time, but also one of the deadliest to ever grace the hardwood.
Ray Allen is sure to be properly honored by his former teams one way or another.