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Former San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw announces retirement

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Boris Diaw (NBA Getty Images)

Boris Diaw's days of playing basketball are over with. After 14 seasons in the NBA, the one-time champion officially announced his retirement from the game on Thursday.

Diaw was selected with the 21st pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He went on to play for the Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz in his NBA career before spending the 2017-18 season overseas.

Diaw averaged 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 0.6 steals per game in an NBA uniform. His best season came in 2005-06, when he averaged 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game en route to being named the league's Most Improved Player.

Diaw played a key role on both the "Seven Seconds or Less" Suns and the 2013-14 Spurs that took down LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

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