Otto Porter Jr. Announces NBA Retirement: “My Body Is Not Allowing Me To Play At The Level That I Expect Of Myself.”


After an illustrious 11-season career in the NBA, Otto Porter Jr. has announced his retirement from professional basketball. The forward, who was a key component of the Golden State Warriors’ championship run in 2022, has decided to step away from the game due to persistent injuries that have hampered his ability to perform at his best.

Porter’s journey in the NBA began when he was selected third overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2013 NBA Draft. Over the years, he has been a valuable player for several teams, including the Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, and Toronto Raptors. His career averages of 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game reflect his consistent contribution on both ends of the court.

The pinnacle of Porter’s career came in 2022 when he was part of the Warriors’ championship team. Despite the challenges posed by injuries, he showcased his resilience and determination, contributing significantly to the team’s success.

In his retirement statement, Porter expressed gratitude for the opportunity to live out his dream of playing in the NBA, while revealing that his body isn’t allowing him to play at the highest level anymore.


“For the past 11 years, I had the chance to live my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA,” said Porter Jr. “That dream was capped by winning an NBA Championship! Unfortunately, my body is not allowing me to play at the level that I expect of myself, and I have therefore decided to retire.”


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