Jason Richardson signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Atlanta Hawks this past Summer, but he won’t be attending the Hawks training camp to make his case for the roster.
The 34-year-old veteran announced his retirement via Instagram earlier today:
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Today is a bitter sweet moment for me. I'm officially announcing my retirement from pro basketball. I like to thank the organizations and fans in Charlotte, Phoenix, Orlando, Philly and especially The Bay Area for their loyal support the past 14 years. Walking away was the hardest decision I had to make but choosing my health and spending time with my family is more important to me! God bless!
While he never made an all-star team or won a championship, Richardson left his place in the NBA in dunk form. He is one of three players in NBA history to win the Slam Dunk Contest in back-to-back years.
He finishes his career with an average of 17.1 points, 2.7 assists, and 5 rebounds per game on 47% shooting from the field. He played for the Warriors, Bobcats, (now the Hornets), Suns, Magic, and the 76ers.
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