Darren Collison has decided to step back from basketball and focus on something more important to him. On Friday, ESPN’S The Undefeated Published an article of Collison announcing his decision.
“Basketball has been my life since I was a child. I could never imagine finding anything that brings me more joy than I get from playing the game. While I still love basketball, I know there is something more important, which is my family and my faith. I am one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and my faith means everything to me. I receive so much joy from volunteering to help others and participate in a worldwide ministry. The joy I feel is unmatched. With that being said, I have decided to retire from the NBA ”-Darren Collison
Collison went on to say that he was grateful for all the opportunities that basketball has brought him over the years. Collision, also mentioned that players LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, and Dwyane Wade has impacted his life in positive ways. Collision mentioned that he still loves basketball, but his faith is important to him and that he always felt the need to help others. Collison had played in the NBA for ten years and played for five teams. Collison played for New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, LA Clippers, and Sacramento Kings. He averaged 12.5 PPG, 5.0 assists per game during his career. He will retire at age 31.