Former #1 Pick Kenyon Martin Retires from NBA

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Kenyon Martin was the number 1 pick coming out of Cincy, and a knee surgery from an injury in college that will always make people wonder what if. What if and would have been, they make up how I feel about Kenyon Martin. His Bearcat team was on pace to be a Final Four team, and he was the best player in the NCAA before his injury. The Bearcats ended up getting a bad seed with the #2 pick, and didn’t make the elite 8. Kenyon would go pro, and he was picked #1 by New Jersey Nets.

Now after 15 years in the league, and 1 All Star appearance in 2004, Kenyon Martin is retiring. Here is his quote as seen on yahoo sports:

“It’s been a great 15 years,” Martin, 37, told Yahoo Sports. “Thanks to all the fans that supported me over the years. But a time does come when you have to walk away, and the time is now for me. I’m ready for the next chapter of my life. I would like to thank the Nets, Nuggets, Clippers, Knicks and Bucks for the opportunity to play the game that I love.

“It’s been real. Thanks for the love.”