Friday, June 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  10 responses

James Jones is Considering Retirement from the NBA

James Jones, the long-range sniper from the Miami Heat, may walk away from the game now that he has won a ring. Reports the Sun-Sentinel: “After nine seasons, Jones, 31, is at a point where he is thinking post-basketball. ‘Most definitely,’ Jones said of possibly retiring after this season. ‘I’ve been going for the last two years. I didn’t have a summer off coming off an injury. Then with the NBA lockout and the collective bargaining stuff, it’s been a 24-month grind for me.’ Jones, the secretary-treasurer of the NBA players’ union, spent a great deal of time last offseason negotiating during the lockout. He then jumped into a 66-game regular season crammed into four months, being called upon sparingly in a limited role. Through Thursday, he was averaging just 8.8 minutes during the playoffs. He said it may be time to walk away. Jones, who played at the University of Miami, won the league’s 3-point Shootout during All-Star Weekend in 2011. That year, he also made a career-high 123 3-pointers. His best overall season came when he averaged 9.3 points for the Phoenix Suns in 2005-06. ‘Mentally and physically, it’s taken a toll on not just on me, but for my family,’ Jones said. ‘At some point, you know the game comes to an end. You see the writing on the wall. You try to prolong it as long as possible. Like anything I’ve ever done, I want to walk away from my challenges rather than my challenges push me aside.’ Jones said he was thinking retirement before the season began. As a free agent, he had interest from five teams that were offering more money. He instead chose to return to the Heat for a lower salary by signing a three-year contract because the lure of winning a championship. Now, he said he will wait to see how he feels in the offseason before deciding if he continues his playing career.”

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  • http://www.blogspot.com LLC#12

    Looks like a repeat isn’t gonna happen then..

  • T-Money

    with a degree in finance and experience in the nbpa, he has a bright future in the corporate world or in the front office of an nba team if he wants to.

  • http://www.dimemag.com showtimetime

    LLC that was quite fuuny, but they will get to finals next year as long as no serious injury comes about.

  • http://www.IRapSports.com IRapSports

    What ever he decides to do salute to him

  • don the gsw fan

    it must be cool to have an ex-nba player in the boardroom of a serious business meeting.

  • Ldub

    Got the ring time to do other things. Would be nice to be in the position.

  • http://www.lebronjames.com Big Game James

    Steve Nash was fill that roster spot

  • http://Slamonline Suita_J83

    Although I hope Nash goes to Miami next year he will fill Miller’s spot, in a way Jones is saying he wants to play more or he’ll walk away like BIG.Z did last year because they didn’t play him in the finals so he got mad and walked away Riley Begged him to come back but BIG.Z is no fool , Jones won’t make a decision untill Miller’s situation is resolved

  • http://storyofjesus@aol.com storm

    i will like to see steve nash in miami uniform

  • http://gorministryinc.org Bishop Jimmie Ward, Jr.

    The NBA Finals;It was more exciting to see LBJ and D Wade grow and mature as men. The leadership and sharing was so amazing for young and old fans. Both men are good citizens,fathers and the very best team mates.
    Congratulation to the entire HEAT organization.

    The Bisho[