NBA veteran and New York Knicks’ forward Rasheed Wallace has announced his retirement from the NBA. This comes after a foot injury from which Wallace seems unable to recover. Coach Woodson made a statement in support of the decision:

‘Rasheed has given this team everything he had,” Woodson said in the statement. ”He is a winner, true professional and leader on and off the court. Due to his injury, he will not be available to play for us during the playoffs. We owe this season’s success to veterans like Rasheed.

While they support the decision, this is a big blow for the team as they prepare for the post season without the 6’11” power forward orĀ Amare Stoudemire who seems questionable after knee surgery.

Wallace had foot surgery on February 28th is still bothered by pain, and this sounds about right. After 15 years in the NBA, they don’t heal as fast and as well.

Good luck to Wallace and his new ventures.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis