Richard ‘Rip’ Hamilton Announces NBA Retirement (VIDEO)

After 14 seasons in the NBA, Richard Hamilton announced his retirement Thursday.

Rip didn’t play at all last season, and says it’s now time to hang up his sneakers.

Hamilton, a three-time All-Star with career averages of 17.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists, played for three teams and was instrumental for the title-winning 2004 Detroit Pistons:

”I want to give a major shout out to everyone who supported me through my NBA journey.”


”To my coaches, teammates, and fans in Washington, Detroit, and Chicago: thank you for treating me with the utmost class and respect during my career. I couldn’t have been the player I am without you!”


”Every stop taught me valuable lessons that I will remember for the rest of my life. Although this part of my path has come to a close, my basketball journey is far from over and I am looking forward to the road ahead.”