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Semi-retired Ray Allen joins U.S. Icons Cup squad

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If you're a fan of decent celebrity golf, you're in luck ... the first-ever Icons Cup is right around the corner.

From April 22-24, famous athletes from America will square off against stars from the rest of the world in a Ryder Cup-style event at Jumeirah Golf Golf Estates' Earth Course in Dubai.

Semi-retired two-time NBA champion Ray Allen has signed on to compete for the U.S., joining baseball greats Ken Griffey Jr., Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and American hockey legends Brett Hull and Mike Modano. The team will be captained by Fred Couples.

The international squad, led by Darren Clarke, includes world-renowned socer players Gabriel Batistuta, Luis Figo and Andriy Shevchenko, among others.

Allen, the NBA's all-time leader in three-point field goals made, has filled his time since last basketball season doing normal-people things, like golfing with President Obama and thinking about reprising his role as Jesus Shuttlesworth, while contemplating a return to the NBA.

Although he hasn't ruled out a return to the floor after sitting out this season, the 39-year-old is moving quickly to fill the competitive void, and the reported 2 handicap should be a good get for Couples' squad, as long as there's no glass-break challenge:

h/t to Golf Digest