Ray and Shannon Allen
Allen married Shannon Walker Williams in 2008. He recently talked about his potential free agency with ESPN, saying “Whether that is me retiring, staying here or going somewhere else, it will be on my terms. I’ve made it to this point, and I felt great that I have the choice to make it for myself.”
If Allen does not return to Miami, he will have options as a free agent. He likely only plans on signing with a contender. At this point in his career, Allen does not want to join a rebuilding unit like the Boston Celtics. But he’ll have to okay the decision with Shannon.
They met when Allen was playing college basketball at the University of Connecticut. They have three children including their son, Walker, who was diagnosed with diabetes. Ray and Shannon are activists in the diabetes community. Allen is a singer, songwriter, actress and television producer. She studied music at Northeastern University and formed the R&B group, Shades, which was signed to Motown Records.
Today, she continues her passion for music by writing and producing songs for her independent record label, New Music Chronicles, which she co-owns and operates.
After leaving Shades to pursue her acting career, Shannon made guest appearances on “Sex and the City” and “Strangers With Candy,” and has performed in recurring roles on “Blues Clues,” and “Century City” and “Sesame English.” She also launched her new TV show, “Pre-Game Meal.”