DJ White announced his retirement from professional basketball

The 35-year-old powerhouse DJ White expressed his happiness after 25 years of dedication to basketball and ended his life in a statement on his Instagram account.

In the year Picked No. 29 in the 2008 draft, White makes it clear that his love for the sport hasn’t stopped, but that it’s time for new adventures. “You’re never ready for it to be over, but I’m ready for what’s next,” he explains.

After playing four years at Indiana University between 2004 and 2008, he was selected with the 29th pick in 2008 by the Detroit Pistons to be immediately sent to the Oklahoma City Thunder. There he began an NBA career where he was unable to establish himself. In two and a half seasons with OKC, he played just 42 games to earn a move to Charlotte, where he would gain some confidence to play 82 games in a season and a half. Then he went to Boston, where he will be part of the famous transfer of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. Overall, he averaged 5.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 15.3 minutes in 138 games in the NBA.

Already a fixture in the American competition, White began touring several clubs on the international scene in 2014. Thus, he played in China, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Korea. He now bids farewell to a career he knows how to redirect to enjoy his greatest passion.

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