Rip Hamilton Officially Announces his Retirement from the NBA

I think I speak for everyone when I say, “He wasn’t retired already?”

Rip hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2012-2013 season, so no disrespect to my main man Richard Hamilton (cause he was a baller), but you’ve BEEN retired.

Hamilton played 921 games in the NBA averaging 17.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists with Washington, Detroit and Chicago.  Rip was selected with the 7th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, he was an NCAA National Champion with Uconn in 1999, a consensus NCAA All-American twice, he was a 3-time NBA All-Star, he won an NBA title with the Pistons in 2004.

Rip was one of the best I’ve ever seen at coming off screens for a catch & shoot situation, he was impossible to guard off the ball and seemingly NEVER ran out of energy.  He was always moving, never stagnant and could drop a jumper in your eyeball if you gave him an inch of space.

Denver Nuggets’ Jusuf Nuuuuuurrrrkic Got a Tech for being nice

Sure, Nurkic was trying to be a bit of a dick here, but I can’t believe the NBA has gotten to the point where handing the ball to someone is an automatic technical foul.  This kind of thing used to happen literally EVERY single game in the NBA, the ref would walk over and say something to the two players about keeping cool and the game would go on like normal.
Now referees give out technical fouls like like Oprah gives away free prizes during her talk show.
YOU GET A TECHNICAL FOUL, YOU GET A TECHNICAL FOUL, YOU GET A TECHNICAL FOUL………EVERYONE GETS A TECHNICAL FOUL!!!
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