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Long-time NBA player Kevin Martin retires

On November 25, 2016 at 8:19 pm EST

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Kevin Martin has announced his retirement from the NBA. He said he was leaving the game with a newspaper ad.

In the ad, he says he knew since June he wouldn’t play in the league again. He played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the San Antonio Spurs last season.

Kevin Martin is seen here as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves (Getty Images)

Kevin Martin is seen here as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves (Getty Images)

Martin told the Zanesville Times Recorder, in Zanesville, Ohio, “There’s not a more perfect day for me to express those feelings. There are so many ways to announce your after professional career plans. My family and close friends have known since June of the direction I wanted my life to go. Those were the toughest conversations that I have ever had but with the ultimate support I know I was making the right decision.”

In 714 NBA games, he averaged 17.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He shot 43.7% from the field and 87% from the free throw line.

He played for the Sacramento Kings, Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Spurs.

In 16 games with the Spurs after being released by the Timberwolves, he averaged 6.2 points with 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.

“To my community, I think the way I have always wanted to do it was on a personal level with the place that has always been there for me as I started this journey as an 18-year-old kid,” he continued. “That place is Zanesville, OH! It was always about you! Special is just the start to describe you guys as part of my journey from Day 1. Honestly, there isn’t enough pages or enough days in a year for me to name everyone that has had a positive impact on my life. Every little kid that loves basketball dreams about playing in the same league as Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, but I know it’s the hope that others give that can only make that dream a reality.”


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