Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dirk speaks Dirt

So...I'm on my usual web surfing shit, and come across this...Dirk Nowitzki may call it quits in 3 years. WOW...way to fire up Mark Cuban and those damn loud ass Mav's Fans. Apparently now a days 33 is "old". In a league where players were coming in at 18 and would easily be retired and well off by 35, I guess it's quite understandable. In about a week, we've gotten news that 2 players announced their retirement, both Shareef Abdur Rahim and Jason Williams, it looks like it's becoming a trend. Or it could just be that maybe he just chose the wrong way to go about answering the question that was asked:

“After the 2010-11 season you will turn 33. Do you envision yourself retiring even though you likely would have more solid seasons to come?”

“I think the worst thing that athletes can do is play too long and at the end look slow and don’t look right and they lose some of their reputation. I want to still play when it’s fun, but when I have to get up in the morning, everything hurts and I have to go to work, if that’s my mentality, then I’d rather quit and do something else. Obviously, as you get older you start thinking about other things, too … stuff like family comes up over the years and we’ll see what happens there.”

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