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Shaun Livingston announces retirement from NBA

Former Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston announced his retirement from the NBA on Friday.

On the Instagram, Livingston said: "After 15 years in the , I'm excited, sad, fortunate and grateful all in one breath. Hard to put into a caption all of the emotions it takes to try and accomplish your dreams. I wasn't supposed to be here. Anybody that has beat the odds understands the mental and emotional strain it takes to inspire yourself on an uphill war, let alone inspire others."

"The 'injury' gave me a chance to find and prove to myself [and the world] that I wouldn't be defined by my circumstances. With my time in the League what I will be most proud of is the fact that my character, values and faith were tested, and I persevered," he added.

Livingston played 15 seasons in the NBA and won three championships with the Warriors, where he marked his career with his "valuable backup role", according to the NBA website.

Livingston averaged 6.3 points, 3.0 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game over 833 career games.

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