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David West Announces NBA Retirement

NBA veteran David West announced his retirement from basketball on Thursday, according to reports.

The Golden State Warriors forward is calling time on a 15-year NBA career. David West is a two time NBA All-Star and announced his retirement in a Twitter post.


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David West tweeted his statement on Thursday:

“I have been fortunate enough to live out my childhood dream of playing in the NBA. After 15 seasons, I have decided to retire from the game of basketball. I am humbled and thankful for the support of my family, friends, coaches, teammates, organizations and fans throughout this experience. To anyone who has ever cheered me on, been in my corner, prayed or simply said a nice word on my behalf, I am grateful. Belief in yourself is not negotiable. Cheers!”


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West was drafted with the 18th overall pick in the NBA 2003 draft by the then New Orleans Hornets. He played with the Hornets for the first 8 years of his career until the 2010 – 2011 season.

He then joined the Indiana Pacers, spending four years in Indiana. During that time, he helped the pacers become one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.

In 2015 – 2016, he joined the San Antonio Spurs before signing with the Golden State Warriors as a free agent the following summer.


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West was a key player for Golden State, as the warriors won the NBA title in back-to-back seasons.

He was an NBA All-Star in 2007-2008 and in 2008-2009. Over his career, West has played in 1,034 regular season games and 118 playoff games. He averaged 13.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

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