Retirement is supposed to be a great time in a athlete's life. Sure it's hard to give up playing a game they played and loved for years. Their teams, coaches, opponents, and fans all get to reflect upon and show appreciation for a long career. I never was a fan of players who came out of retirement. Jordan. Magic. Roger Clemens and Alonzo Mourning to name a few who came back. Jordan sort of cheapened his legacy when he went to the Wizards approaching 40 years old. However at that point it was the ultimate challenge of going to a team like that to compete. At that point he had nothing left to prove and had accomplished everything. He was the only one that gets a pass...sort of. Larry Bird. Barry Sanders. Patrick Ewing. Michael Strahan. Players who retired on their terms, and will be remembe ...
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