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ÚLTIMA HORA: Shaun Livingston anuncia su retiro de la NBA con tres títulos en sus vitrinas

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Shaun Livingston anunció este viernes su retiro de la NBA tras 15 años en la liga con un emotivo mensaje en su cuenta de Instagram.

Livingston se despide de la mejor liga del mundo con tres títulos tras ser dejado libre por los Golden State Warriors en julio debido a razones económicas (tope salarial).

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After 15 years in the NBA, I’m excited, sad, fortunate and grateful all in one breath. 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 that has beat the odds understands the mental and emotional strain it takes to inspire yourself on an uphill war, let alone inspire others. “The injury” 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 League what I will be most proud of is the fact that my character, values and faith were tested, and I persevered. To my pops that told me to “go get the big ball” I THANK YOU. To my Grandpa that always showed me there was more to life than basketball I THANK YOU. To my Uncles that helped raise me like I was one of their own, THANK YOU. To my wife and kids...the future IS BRIGHTER than our past, and I couldn’t see myself taking on this chapter without you. To all of my teammates, coaches, TRAINERS, staff, my journey is a collection of experiences, and those of you that helped me along the way, THANK YOU! To all the fans and anybody else that inspired me, supported me, cheered for me, or even said good words about me, THANK YOU. “The greatest gift we can give is service to others” #Raiseaglass ?

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El ex jugador de los Warriors fue la cuarta selección del draft del 2004 por Los Angeles Clippers, sin embargo, su prometedora carrera fue acortada por lesiones importantes, entre las que destaca una rotura de ligamentos.

Livingston jugó con los Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Bobcats, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers y Brooklyn Nets antes de vivir momentos dorados en los Warriors.