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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 at 12:02 pm  |  22 responses

McDyess ‘Pretty Definite’ About Final NBA Game

Even if it didn’t end the way he hoped, it was a fantastic 16 years in the L for Antonio McDyess. “His neck still ached and his left arm still tingled after Friday’s Game 6 loss to the Grizzlies ended the Spurs’ season. What hurt Antonio McDyess the most was his heart. ‘This was my last game,’ the 16-year veteran said. ‘I’m pretty definite on that. But this was not the way I wanted it to end.’ McDyess suffered another ‘stinger’ in the third quarter of the Grizzlies’ 99-91 victory at the FedEx Forum, temporarily losing the feeling in his left arm, as he had in Game 3 at the same venue. This time, he was able to return to the game, scoring 10 points and doing a yeoman, if futile, defensive job on Zach Randolph.”

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  • MikeC.

    Respect Dyess. We’ll all miss you Blackenstein.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    damn, dude was one of my favorite players growin up. if there was any team i wouldn’t mind beating the bulls in the finals, it would’ve been the spurs.

  • spit hot fiyah

    props for having such a long career after being so injury prone early on.

  • A.B.

    Class act all the way.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Really liked this guy growing up. Sweet turnaround J.

  • hambone

    mickety mickety mickety macdyess….guy was beastin when he was younger.damn 16 years gone quick..still can hit that 15 footer

  • Bravo

    detroit days were your best.

  • Heals

    Exactly Fiyah and on top of that he still put his body thru beating with his hard play…

  • burnt_chicken

    bravo: i guess you never saw the Denver days (with Nick the Quick) then.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    It was a great, long, and more than respectable career–from being a young star to his role now, as a solid veteran filling an important role. Life does extend beyond basketball, though–have a nice one, big fella!

  • HAMMER

    Thanx 4 the memories Dyess

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Cosign burnt_chix…

  • lockon

    damn would really miss mcdyess. could have had more all star seasons and a way better career if it werent for injuries

  • Ryan

    Antonio McDyess is one of those dudes that commands respect because of all that he’s gone through with the injuries and all that he still brings on a nightly basis. I really wanted to see him and Tim Duncan go out with a title this year. From the pogo stick kid playing for Alabama to the classy veteran hitting jumpers I’ve enjoyed his career.

  • JoeMaMa

    Ladies and Gentlemen: your next year’s marquee rent-a-vet! (happy trails, Dyess. Enjoy your days to come.)

  • RoyistheBoy

    I’ll remember him as a more than serviceable starting PF. If it weren’t for the injuries, he would’ve been more than that. Thanks Dyess.

  • JD

    respect to mcdyess and his great career, will be missed in San Anton

  • Zabba

    Dude played tough D on Z-Bo but the way he was stroking it that night I don’t think anyone could’ve stopped him. Respect, McDyess.

  • http://www.walshsportsblog.com Darren

    Shame the injuries stopped him from playing in New York; loved watching the alley oops with Kidd in Phoenix.

  • tradesecrets

    Detroit Dayz…?? lolz… dude mite have been a gd playa then… but he was a walking highlight real in Denver & Phx… with the young pogo stix goin…

    im picturing, i think it was Danny Manning falling out of bounds throwing the blind lob pass behind his head for the trailing McDyess… oh sooo sweet!!

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Amar’e Stoudemire Sr.

  • Trout

    Co-sign The Philosopher. Salute Dyess your shift is now done.

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