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Richard Hamilton Announces Retirement From NBA

After 14 seasons in the NBA, Richard Hamilton has announced his retirement from the NBA.

“Rip” was drafted seventh overall in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Hamilton’s career took off when he was traded to the Detroit Pistons where he went onto play nine seasons, earning three All-Star appearances and winning an NBA Championship in 2004.

Hamilton made a name for himself by being one of the most conditioned players in the league, his ability to be a threat without having the ball made him one of the most unique players of his generation. The former UConn Husky had one of the deadliest mid-range games in the NBA.

Hamilton was brought in by the Bulls in 2013 to compliment Derrick Rose in the backcourt, however, he managed to play in just 78 games through two seasons.

With career averages of 17.8 points and 3.4 assists per game, along with the All-Star selections and most importantly the title in 2004, the 37-year old has had a great NBA career. Rip announced his retirement as a guest on ESPN’s “His & Hers” on Thursday.

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