Through a letter published in a local newspaper, so glamorous, so little has fired Kevin Martin. The basketball player has announced his retirement, a decision that the media have labeled surprising, because the truth is that over 33 years and in apparent good health is envisioned that could still have a role in the NBA.

In that letter, among many thanks to family, friends and people who have been part of his life, Kevin Martin wants to make clear that the decision of withdrawal had it taken in July 2016. That is, the player has not decided to quit after not finding team it was already clear, once finalized its contract with the San Antonio Spurs and was not renewed, it was time to end his career.

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An NBA career that began twelve years ago, when he was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the position number 26 of the 2004 draft. Martin came to a team that time winner and from a modest college (he was the first of its college in reach professional) so in his first year did not just roll.

Things improved in his year sophomore, which already averaged 10 points per game, to exploit definitely in the third year, whereas the starting shooting guard of the Kings averaged for the first time more than 20 points in a season and was about to win the Most Improved Player. What averaging over 20 points per course would in five other seasons is that Martin was sometimes a real machine to make points, but with a great handicap in defense and team play, which made it win detractors and criticism.

During the 2009-2010 season, although it was the leader of the Kings, he was traded to the Houston Rockets, where he remained until October 2012, when he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the movement that led to Harden to Texas. He lived a full course and went into free agency to sign four years with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but was cut along the third season. He then signed by the San Antonio Spurs, his last team during those were the last weeks of his career.

During this wandering in recent years, Martin maintained his scoring success. Hence, in their retreat, their numbers are off 17.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and assists 3’2 average. Not bad for a player who also added his virtues of being regarded as a good professional and was never to speak ill.

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Through a letter published in a local newspaper, so glamorous, so little has fired Kevin Martin. The basketball player has announced his retirement, a decision that the media have labeled surprising, because the truth is that over 33 years and in apparent good health is envisioned that could still...