NBA veteran JJ Redick called time on his professional career on Tuesday after spending 15 seasons in the league where he made a total of £84million.
After spending the 2020/21 season in the league with both the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans, the 37-year old was an unrestricted free agent.
Out of 72 possible games, he only played in 44. He was also only 13 times on the Mavericks team where he was called in to assist Luka Doncic.
Former ESPN host David Todd confirmed that the Tennessee native earned $55 million in his first 11 years, and $60 million in his final years.
Redick uploaded an emotional post on Instagram, saying: “I started playing basketball 30 years ago in my backyard on an uneven patch of dirt, gravel, and grass.
“It was on that court that my dreams began to form. Reality has far surpassed my dreams!!
“So thankful for 15 years in the NBA and all the amazing relationships and memories along the way.”
He also commented separately during his announcement: “Going into the last season, I wanted it to be my last year but wasn’t sure how the season would play out.
“It was difficult for a number of reasons: being injured, being away from my family, COVID protocols, and really truly not playing up to my standards.
“I have some clarity now. It’s now.
“It’s time for me to be a dad. It’s time to reflect, to take a step back, and to prepare for the next stage of my life.”
He was initially drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2006 after a successful college career at Duke, spending six seasons there.
Redick went on to play for the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers and Pelicans before ending up at the Mavs.
During his career he developed a reputation as a sharp-shooter, becoming the 15th highest all-time three-point scorer.