Ray Allen: I write this to you today as a 41-year-old man who is retiring from the game. I write to you as a man who is completely at peace with himself. The hell you experience when you get off that bus will be temporary. Basketball will take you far away from that school yard. You will become far more than just a basketball player. You’ll get to act in movies. You’ll travel the world. You will become a husband, and the father of five amazing children.
February 25, 2017 | 7:36 pm EST Update
Jackson found himself on the bench for the fourth quarter and overtime of Detroit’s come-from-behind win Thursday over Charlotte. “I think he’s been trying defensively,” said Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy. “Just offensively, we’ve got to find an answer. I know he’s frustrated. He’s frustrated with me, play calls and things like that. So, we’re going to have to find something to where he can play more effectively, more productively, on the offensive end of the court.”
“He and I have got to make sure we’re on the same page,” Van Gundy said. “Reggie’s been good through the whole thing. His attitude has been great. He’s trying to find his way without having the ball as much in his hands. That’s not easy. This isn’t an easy situation for him.”