Nuggets center Nene has vowed to retire by the 2016 Olympics to focus on his religion.
"In seven years, I'm retired in seven years," Nene said in an interview Saturday with FanHouse.
The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janerio, in Nene's native country of Brazil.
"Oh yeah," he said when asked whether he would really retire before the Olympics are held in his native land. "I'm serious."
Nene is entering the fourth year of a six-year, $60 million contract. He is excited about working in the church following his basketball career.