I was told if I didn’t play basketball I could not be an NBA player.
I was in the NBA for 10 years.
I would have to prove to people that I was good enough.
It was a blessing.
I never thought I’d retire.
In 2012, I told my agent that I wanted to do something different with my life.
If I played basketball again, I’d go to college.
But, I never had that opportunity.
I didn, and that’s how it turned out.
I was a great player, but I didn�t have the talent to be a star.
I�m thankful I wasn�t, but it didn�te take me long to realize that I wasn’t ready.
I had a few injuries, and my body was just going through a lot.
When I finally came back in 2013, I had to go back to school for three semesters.
I played in college for three years.
After three semester, I was back at school.
That’s when I realized I wasn��t ready to play professional basketball.
I played a few years in college, and it wasn�ts that fun anymore.
I wanted my family to be happy.
But it was hard to leave the comfort of home.
The most important thing was to give back to my community.
I think the NBA helped me with that.
I have a lot of people that have supported me through this.
They know I am a good person.
When I started to see how much money was in my pocket, it gave me motivation to get out there and give back.
As a player, you can’t make a living like that.
So, I made a lot, and now I’m a big person in the community.
You never really see a guy like that in the world of sports.
I am thankful for everything the NBA has given me.
I just want to thank the league and the fans for all the support.