JO Knows His Legacy Will Always Be in Indiana

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.

But regardless of whether the end is that near or if it will come after a few more seasons, JO wants to be known as a Pacer forever, something he has now stated multiple times this season.

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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