Spike Lee Recruiting Ray Allen To The Knicks?
Filmmaker Spike Lee has been trying to recruit all-time great shooter Ray Allen to the New York Knicks, according to the former two-time NBA champion.Advertisement
Allen, 41, hasn’t played pro basketball since his Miami Heat got routed by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA finals.
In recent weeks, Allen has revealed that he’s been working towards a comeback with former teams Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks on his shortlist of teams. A month ago, there were several reports that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers were also pursuing the future Hall-of-Famer.
Lee and Allen have a long history together. In 1998, Allen starred in the lead role of Lee’s basketball flick He Got Game.
Earlier this week, Allen told the Hartford Courant that Lee wants the shooting guard to finish his career in the Big Apple. “Spike Lee has been trying to recruit me. We’ve been texting.”
Ray Allen torn between Celtics, Bucks?
Allen revealed to the newspaper that he’s been interacting with Celtics and Bucks about the possibility of joining one of them for the 2016-17 season.
“I would love going back to those places (Milwaukee or Boston) if it worked out, because both teams are good, too. It doesn’t necessarily have to be championship-or-bust for me to go back to the NBA. I want to be in a situation where I thought I could help, play a little bit and help where they have good young talent,” Allen said in an extensive interview.
With the new NBA season starting in October, Allen still has a few months to make his decision. The guard wants to bide his team and weigh all his options.
“My decision is predicated on what is available. I said that I was interested because I never retired for a reason. I’ve been watching, seeing what teams have been doing and I’ve been waiting to see if the opportunity presented itself where I think I could fit.”
Ray Allen would be a welcome addition to any team. Granted he’s 41 but the guard could still drop a few threes off the bench, especially in clutch situations.