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Stephen Jackson Announces Retirement

NBA veteran Stephen Jackson officially announced his retirement on Wednesday night:

Don’t miss it. Way up. Good vibes only. #Godspeed #HumbleHustler @creamultralounge

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Jackson, 37, last played in the NBA in the 2013-14 season, when he played nine games for the Los Angeles Clippers. He was ineffective in those nine games, averaging 1.7 points while shooting 23.1 percent overall and 7.1 percent from three.

But while Jackson’s career didn’t end on a good note, he enjoyed a stellar 14-year career. He was initially drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 42nd pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, but he didn’t make the team and bounced around several other leagues before making his NBA debut with the New Jersey Nets in 2000.

Jackson played with eight different teams across the course of his career, and his most productive seasons came with the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Bobcats. He put up over 20 points per game in three straight seasons from 2007-10, which included two-plus years with the Warriors and part of a season with Charlotte.

Jackson notched 15.1 points per game for his career and won an NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003.

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