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The former Euroleague and NBA baller, who had been a Spurs player in 2009, broke the news himself in a podcast interview with SLAM, also revealing that if this opportunity didn’t arrive, we could very well see him returning to courts. “I was actually thinking about going back to play this year and all of a sudden the Spurs called. For me, I’m big on signs. It was weird because when I was going to decide whether I was going to stay with the Players Association or go back to play, I was leaning more toward playing, even though I loved my job at the Players Association, but people always tell me if you still have that itch then you still have that love for the game, you have to scratch it. That void is never going to be filled if you don’t go back, so I was strongly considering playing.” “All of a sudden I get a call and I’m like, ‘someone’s trying to tell me something’, so I have to take heed. Putting things in perspective, I think my impact on the game is probably going to be on this side of the game now.”
Long-time Great Britain international Pops Mensah-Bonsu has confirmed his retirement from basketball. The London-born forward, who won the last of his 42 caps at the 2012 Olympics, is to join the NBA Players Association as a regional representative, putting to use the experience gained in a career that took him from Tottenham to Toronto and many stops in between.
Pops Mensah-Bonsu has taken his time and finally he decided. The next stop of his career will be AEK Athens, as the two sides have reached an understanding and the British forward will be the big addition of the ambitious Greek club. According to Eurohoops sources the side of the player decided that for the time being AEK is an opportunity that can be passed.