Friday, December 17th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  14 responses

Antonio McDyess is Ready for Retirement

McDyess sounds like he’s basically too old for this sh*t. He tells FanHouse that the time for him to hang up his sneakers for good is fast approaching: “Barring an unexpected turn of events, the San Antonio Spurs forward will retire after this, his 16th season. ‘No doubt,’ McDyess said. ‘I’ve been in it for 16 years. I’m tired. My body is breaking down. I’m just tired. Enough is enough.’ …  ’If I’m willing to retire, definitely it’s not about the money right now,’ McDyess said. ‘(Playing) 16 years is a long time. I had fun. I’ve been blessed to play that long. Just to get to this point of my career is definitely a great thing. But I know when to say, ‘No (more).’ I know when to stop because I can’t do it no more. I’m out there and can’t run around with young guys and waking up with achy bones for no reason. That’s kind of telling me it’s time to let it go.’ McDyess did acknowledge there’s a slim possibly he could come back for a 17th season. ‘I hate to say never, that I won’t (ever play again) because I still love the game,’ McDyess said. ‘But if you ask me right now, it will definitely be, ‘Yes, I’m done after this year.’ … It’s a strong, strong, strong yes (of retiring after this season). … I’m pretty sure I will retire, but I still got friends that still say, ‘Hey, Dice give us one more year.’”

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  • ripslam

    Dude should retire, he deserves it.

  • MikeC.

    If the Spurs win the championship, walk away on top. Do the D-Rob.

  • Stillballin

    Before Blake Griffin doing all that power dunks, it’s was mcdyess then..

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Dude deserves a ring…truely a class act player.

  • whoooo!

    thankfully Dyess is only playing limited minutes, but dude still looks really good when he’s playing! though of course we’re not seeing all the aches n pains he’s talking about.

  • hillbilly

    With Greg Oden on indefinite hiatus and Antonio McDyess contemplating retirement, I guess that means the NBA’s 2012 award for most elderly-looking baller will go to LeBron James by default. Well played, sir. Once again, you da mayne!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Can’t believe it’s been that long. Still can’t believe the Clippers traded him away on draft night for Rodney Rogers. One of the many stupid moves they made over the years. Dude was a beast in 2000-2001, averaging 20 and 12 and dishing out many highlights. Injuries robbed him of the player he could have been.

  • http://www.slam.com Martey

    Rodney Rodgers was no slouch bro.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Yeah, at Wake Forest. And he was definitely a servicable role player. But dude was too undersized to really be that great in the L. Hence, he never averaged more than 15 points or 5 rebounds in a season.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    He looks like he could play a couple more.

  • JD

    swear he’s already said he would at the end of this season

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Classy guy, and very entertaining performer of the mid-90s..

  • ryan

    I’m pulling for the Spurs to win it all this year and for Antonio McDyess to go out smiling. He busted his ass for Detroit in 2005 and deserved to win so much only to be let down by Rasheed and Ben Wallace.

  • H. Mcdyess

    I am so glad to hear that so many people think my brother deserve a ring, because our entire family think so to, he is a good person and one of the best brothers in the world…so thanks for your comments…go spurs