Zach Randolph says his final goodbye to the NBA and his fans.

Zach Randolph says his final goodbye to the NBA and his fans.

Zach Randolph has officially retired after 17th seasons in the NBA at the age of 37. Randolph played for the Sacramento Kings during the 2017-18 season, which was his final year after getting cut from the team despite averaging 14 points per game. Randolph played the majority of his career with the Portland Trailblazers and Memphis Grizzlies, with whom he had the most success in his career. He also briefly played for the Knicks and the Clippers.

In his latest Instagram post, he sent a heartwarming message to all his fans and officially sent his final goodbye from the game of basketball. Randolph wasn’t the flashiest players out there, but he was most certainly an efficient one who never backed down from any challenge and showed unbelievable toughness on several occasions. He finished his career averaging 16.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

“I gave this game my all, and it gave everything back and more. Basketball will always be a part of me. From Marion to East Lansing to Portland, NY, LA, Memphis, Sacramento, and everyone in between – thank you all for an incredible journey. Special thank you to the Memphis Grizzlies and the entire city which I will forever call home, my family for always supporting me – my mom, brother, and sisters for taking this journey with me, the Portland Trail
Blazers for taking a chance on a young kid from Marion, Coach Moe Smedley, Coach Tom Izzo, Commissioners David Stern and Adam Silver for the opportunity, all the NBA organizations, front offices, staff, and every single teammate. To my agent Raymond Brothers – you’ve not only been my agent my whole career, you’ve been my big brother as well.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I gave this game my all, and it gave everything back and more. Basketball will always be a part of me. From Marion, to East Lansing, to Portland, NY, LA, Memphis, Sacramento, and everyone in between – thank you all for an incredible journey. Special thank you to the Memphis Grizzlies and the entire city which I will forever call home, my family for always supporting me – my mom, brother, and sisters for taking this journey with me, the Portland Trail Blazers for taking a chance on a young kid from Marion, Coach Moe Smedley, Coach Tom Izzo, Commissioners David Stern and Adam Silver for the opportunity, all the NBA organizations, front offices, staff, and every single teammate. To my agent Raymond Brothers – you’ve not only been my agent my whole career, you’ve been my big brother as well. One love. Z-Bo.

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