Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  11 responses

Fabricio Oberto Has Retired

A heart condition has forced the Argentinian forward to walk away from the game. The SA Express-News reports: “Portland forward/center Fabricio Oberto, who won a championship ring with the Spurs in 2007, has announced his retirement from basketball due to a recurring heart condition. Oberto left the Trail Blazers win over Milwaukee on Tuesday complaining of dizziness and light-headedness, the latest in a series of heart-related episodes dating to the April 2007 while in San Antonio. ‘I made this decision to put my health and my family in front of basketball,’ Oberto said in a release distributed by the Trail Blazers. ‘It was a tough decision to make after playing for so many years, but it was the right one.’ Oberto has a condition called atrial fibrillation, which causes his heart to flutter. When he’d experience episodes in the past, doctors would have to use an electric shock to force his heart back in rhythm. Oberto, 35, played the first five seasons of his career with the Spurs from 2005-09. His crowning career achievement came during the 2007 Western Conference Finals, when he averaged 10.2 points and 7.8 rebounds.”

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  • Kobe

    SexY first sexy 2nd

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    Hope his health stabilizes. For a minute I was just glad it wasnt a patella injury!

  • Hussman25

    Another blow to the Trailblazers… Im begining to think Portland is really cursed!

  • Jumper

    Dan Gilbert’s curse missed Miami and landed in Portland.

  • MrSuper

    A solid international player with a great career. I saw him play in europe and with the Argentinian national team. Great fundamentals and commitment. I was very happy that he also found success in th NBA.
    Good luck Fabio!

  • Hammer

    My oldest son,now 10,was diagnosed w/atrial fibrillation as a newborn. Its a hole n the heart which causes the heart 2 flutter. Drs. said that as he grows that hole should close. And 2 this day he hasn’t had any heart related problems. And I hope and pray that he never does cuz it can b very dangerous. I wish oberto the best of luck

  • Franko

    Smart Player, Great guy, we R gona miss you in Our national team and of course in the NBA.
    Alot of titles with ATENAS de Cordoba, TAU in spain GOLD with Argentina, Ring with the SPURS.
    “7 for ever”



  • JD

    Good player once a Spur always a Spur. I’ll miss you Fab!

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