Shaun Livingston Retirement – Former Golden State Warriors star Shaun Livingston took retirement from NBA after 15 years of his profession in the league. The versatile, 6-foot-7 inches Livingston has proved himself to be one of the league’s savviest players and one with the strongest locker room presence always making sure the team’s morale is high and right.
In his career, Livingston averaged 6.3 points, 3 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game over 833 career games. He was waived by the Warriors in early July. Livingston won three championships with the Warriors and played 15 seasons of the NBA after being the No. 4 overall pick of the 2004 draft by the LA Clippers. His career was marked by his valuable backup role with the Warriors as well as a gruesome knee injury that he suffered in the 2006-07 season against the Charlotte Hornets.
Shaun Livingston Retirement
Shaun posted a picture of him on his Instagram and wrote a long caption: “After a career of 15 years in the NBA, I’m excited, sad, fortunate and grateful all at one moment. It is hard to put into a caption all of the emotions it takes to try and accomplish your dreams. I wasn’t supposed to be here. Anybody who has beat the odds will understand the mental and emotional stress it takes to inspire yourself on an uphill war, let alone inspire others. The injury(Shaun suffered a devastating knee injury which he was able to successfully come back from) gave me a chance to find and prove to myself (and the world) that I wouldn’t be defined by my circumstances. With my time in the NBA what I will be most proud of is the fact that my character, values, and faith were put under the test, and I persevered.
Shaun Livingston Retirement – ” To my father that told me to ‘go get the big ball’ I THANK YOU. To my Grandfather that always showed me, ‘there was more to life than basketball’ I THANK YOU. To my Uncles that raised me like I was one of their own, THANK YOU. To my lovely wife and kids, the future is going to be better than our past, and I couldn’t see myself taking on this chapter without you. To all of my teammates, coaches, guides, staff, my journey is a collection of experiences, and those of you that helped me along the way, THANK YOU! The greatest gift in life is to provide service to others.”