Jason Richardson Retires: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

September 23rd, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

After 14 seasons and two Slam Dunk Contest wins, Jason Richardson is walking away from the NBA.

The veteran guard took to Instagram on Wednesday night to announce his formal retirement:

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports reported Richardson had knee pain several days ago, and an MRI revealed bone spurs, which prompted his retirement. 

Spears highlighted what Richardson brought to the court:

Richardson, 34, last played for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014-15. He averaged 9.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in 19 appearances, which was his first game action since the 2012-13 campaign. His retirement comes just one month after signing a one-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks, where he was expected to compete for a spot in the rotation as a backup guard.

"I always been that guy who loved the game," Richardson said Feb. 25, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey. "I don't look at it as a job or paycheck. I just love basketball."

Richardson's love of the game helped him last nearly a decade-and-a-half at the NBA level after being taken No. ...

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