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Old 11-22-2017, 01:54 PM
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Why did David Lee retire? Warriors impact on NBA 'did limit my options'

He doesn't turn 35 years old until April 29.

But over the weekend, he officially announced his retirement from the NBA.

"I either wanted to be in a situation where I was on a team that could be a contender -- which once again as you know limits it to maybe six teams if we're being generous -- or a team where I could play significant enough minutes to really be worth coming back and to feel like I was doing something meaningful.

"And while I had a couple opportunities, that criteria wasn't really filled. And at the same time, I actually got a call from a couple of my very good friends that I met while I was a Golden State Warrior -- that run an unbelievable venture capital firm and are doing incredible things in the Bay -- and offered to have me come work for them and have some very exciting things that could happen in the future.

He has his health and made a bunch of money, had a decent career, and got a ring. He has nothing to complain about, that's for sure.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:54 PM
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Solid career and really good player for about 7-8 years. 2x all star/1x all NBA/1x NBA champ.
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:49 PM
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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He gets to go home to Caroline Wozniacki. He's a winner.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:40 PM
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Guy had a great career.
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:24 AM
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I'll never forget not long after signing that big contract with the Warriors, who up to then were perennial losers and his signing legitimized their intention of becoming a contender, a New York paper wrote up an article about how he went from playing basketball for the great Knick franchise in the Big Apple spotlight to being relegated to "NBA purgatory".
Oh how times change...
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