Richard "Rip" Hamilton announced his retirement from the NBA on Thursday, first on an ESPN show.
"I want to give a major shout out to everyone who supported me through my NBA journey," Hamilton posted on his official Instagram account. "To my coaches, teammates, and fans in Washington, Detroit, and Chicago: thank you for treating me with the utmost class and respect during my career. I couldn’t have been the player I am without you! Every stop taught me valuable lessons that I will remember for the rest of my life. Although this part of my path has come to a close, my basketball journey is far from over and I am looking forward to the road ahead."
Hamilton won an NBA championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2004 and was a three-time All-Star between 2006 to 2008.