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Ray Allen is saying goodbye to the NBA.

Allen, 41, officially confirmed his retirement with the league in an emotional letter to his younger self, posted by The Players Tribune. In the lengthy article, the athlete talks to his 13-year-old self about how to handle being a military kid turned NBA star.

“In high school, you might think you understand what it takes to be a great basketball player, but you will truly have no idea. When you get to UConn, your coach will show you what hard work really is,” he writes, before launching into advice about starting the NBA.


“You’ll get to play against your heroes: Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler. You’ll play alongside Hall of Famers: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade. Sometimes you’ll be afraid. Sometimes you’ll think you’re out of your league,” he explains. “But you’ll keep showing up every day, putting in the work.”

Allen adds, “You’ll put up more than 26,000 shots in your career. Almost six out of 10 won’t even go in. I told you this game was a sonofabitch. Don’t worry, though. A successful man is built of 1,000 failures. Or in your case, 14,000 misses. You’ll win a championship in Boston. You’ll win another in Miami.”


Allen stopped playing in 2014; however, he never officially retired. The former Bucks and Sonics player will leave the game as a 10-time All-Star with two NBA championships.

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Did The Weeknd Just Hop Over To Katy Perry?



Since The Weeknd’s split from Selena Gomez, the singer has been spotted with a myriad of women. But now, eyebrows are being raised over the Canadian artist’s latest spotting with Katy Perry.

On Monday, the two were photographed separately arriving to Italian restaurant Madeo in West Hollywood. Does this mean the two are kicking up a bit of a romance? Not quite.

Sources tell E! News that the two are working on something special.  “They are discussing working together. They aren’t dating,” the insider explained. “Abel is always thinking about new collaborations with talented artists. Abel has many female friends and most of them are in the industry.”

Now that we can forget about naming these two the new it couple, we are now more concerned about what they have up their sleeves.

Abel was previously linked to Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid. Katy last publicly dated Orlando Bloom.

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