NBA veteran center Andrew Bogut officially retires from professional basketball

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The 36-year-old Bogut, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, spent 15 professional years. He played for various teams in the NBA likes of the Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers and won one championship with Golden State Warriors.

A veteran centre Andrew Bogut has shockingly announced his retirement from professional basketball.

On Tuesday, he made the announcement on his ‘Rogue Bogues’ podcast.

“I just can’t physically and mentally get to 2021 with the way the body has been,” Bogut said.

“I mean, I could, on a lot of painkillers and with a lot of physical and mental anguish, but it’s just not worth it at this point in my career.”

In 2018 Andrew Bogut returns to his nation and joined NBL league, believing the less physical league compared to NBA, NBL would increase his chance to play last time for his nation in Tokyo games.

Bogut was also named the NBL’s MVP in 2019 and led his team to finals in his last season while recovering back from his ankle injuries. In 14 years of NBA career, he averaged 9.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.

“The last two years have been a real challenge for me just to get out of bed in the morning some days, let alone go to a training session or a game,” Bogut said.

“The body, probably from 2018 onwards, was hanging by a thread.

“It was real challenging and the from the 2019-20 season that thread was completely frayed and in little pieces.

“It was real frustrating for me.”

“I’m really starting to value my health away from the court and my health when I’m 40, 45 and 50. Some people might say it’s only six months of training but I’m at a point where I just can’t do it.

NBA players and coaches has thanked former NBA Champion for his service when the news broke out Golden State Warrior and coach Steve kerr congrats and thanked Bogut.https://twitter.com/warriors/status/1333555188250992642

“Congrats & thank you to @andrewbogut on an amazing career. We couldn’t have asked for a better fit at the center spot – a dominant defender who owned the paint, a brilliant passer/screener who blended perfectly with Steph&Klay, and a player with incredible feel. Well done Boges!” Kerr tweeted.


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