Center Robert Parish, whose NBA career covered a record 21 seasons, officially retired on Monday.
“I think it’s time,” Parish told ESPN. “I know in my heart that it’s time to walk away. I’m just tired of it not playing but the other things like training camp.”
Parish, who will turn 44 Saturday, walks away with four championship rings, including the title he won with the Chicago Bulls, who signed him last September as a free agent.
Parish’s previous three titles came with the Boston Celtics, where he played for 14 seasons after beginning his career with the Golden State Warriors.
Through his career, Parish averaged 14.5 points and 9.1 rebounds a game. Parish, who was named one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players last season, played in a league-best 1,611 games over his career.
Allen Iverson gets his day in court today in New Kent County, Va., to answer charges stemming from his Aug. 3 arrest.
Iverson, the Philadelphia Sixers point guard and the NBA rookie of the year, is scheduled to appear in General District Court in Providence Forge to answer to two misdemeanor charges stemming from a traffic stop in the early-morning hours of Aug. 3.
Iverson proclaimed his innocence in a statement several days after the incident and said he would plead not guilty. Indications are he might plead no contest.
The Phoenix Suns signed free agent forward Clifford Robinson to an undisclosed contract.
The Detroit Pistons signed free-agent forward Malik Sealy to an undisclosed contract.
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