Jermaine O’Neal is saying that he might retire this summer if the Celtics win a championship. I have never met or spoken with the man but it’s not hard to believe that the constant injuries and diminished role of his career’s twilight just might make the ongoing grind more than it’s worth if he can indeed fulfill his dream of winning a ring. He’s only 32, but he’s an old 32.
O’Neal, who is out with a knee injury, said he wants to retire as an Indiana Pacer.
“Just because I’m not there anymore doesn’t mean all the memories are forgotten,” O’Neal said. “If it wasn’t for the Pacers, the organization and the community, nobody would have probably known who I was. Anywhere in the world I go, they know me because of my Pacers days.”
Best of luck getting that ring, #7.
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