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Eighteen years old became 25 became 30 became 35. Sixteen years in the NBA can be a blur, Al Harrington can attest to that. He lived it. On Wednesday, he recounted near two-decades worth of just sheer fun, allowing the words that put an end to things kick off the conversation. He sat courtside at the Toyota Center after helping out during a Nuggets practice, and finally said it. "I'm officially retired," Harrington said. "I don't know if there's paperwork that I gotta fill out or anything. But my career is over." Denver Post

"I'm very happy with what I was able to accomplish," Harrington said. "I was able to change a lot of people's lives in my family, including myself in a game that I eventually fell in love with and will always be in love with. And hopefully I can stay around the game until I die. It was a fun ride. It went by fast, too. It was like one minute I was 18, the next I was 25 then was 30 and now I'm 35. It was a fun run. Met a lot of great people." Denver Post

Harrington' s a fixture with the Nuggets now through the end of this season, he said. A relationship built over two seasons with the Nuggets is paying off for both. Harrington will best be known for his days with the Pacers, where he played seven seasons and was a huge part of the team's run to the Eastern Conference finals in 2004.But his basketball story ended in China. Harrington spent 56 days this season with the Fujian Sturgeonsof the Chinese Basketball Association before leaving to come back to the United States. Denver Post

December 31, 2014 Updates

Jermaine O'Neal: Bringing in the new year with a couple of my brothers in London with our beautiful wives! Man it seems like yesterday that we all were getting drafted from high school to the pros! I feel blessed to have life long relationships that's real. #London #HighSchoolToThePros #BringingTheNewYearsInWithLoveOnes #TheOneals #TheHarringtons #TheMcGradys #Nobu http://instagram.com/p/xQbAGNHK7u/ Instagram

November 25, 2014 Updates

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Rockets are considering signing 16-year veteran forward Al Harrington, who was recently cut in China in order to allow him to pursue a NBA return. Harrington played 34 games for the Washington Wizards last season, averaging 6.6 points and 2.2 rebounds. With great experience and versatility, he could be an ideal fit on the Rockets’ frontline as they await Terrence Jones’ return from a nerve issue in his left leg. Basketball Insiders

Fujian now has import forward DJ White training with the team. Source says Al Harrington has received an offer from NBA, so Fujian is going to sign DJ to replace him. Sohu.com

November 21, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Lakers backcourt target John Lucas officially on way to China, I'm told, to join Al Harrington w/Fujian. They'll be back in FEB for NBA jobs Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

October 1, 2014 Updates

Pierce chose the Wizards this offseason in free agency, only after discussions with then-Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell and former Wizards forward Al Harrington convinced him that this place was right to continue and possibly finish his Hall of Fame-bound career. "I asked them at first what the guys were like to work with, you know, Bradley and all these guys," Pierce told USA TODAY Sports. "I asked them about the culture, 'Are there good guys in the locker room?' And they kept on saying, 'You're really gonna like these guys. You're really gonna like these guys.' " USA Today Sports

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But Tuesday night, as the Wizards continued to make moves such as acquiring Kris Humphries in a trade, re-signing Drew Gooden and securing Paul Pierce in free agency over the weekend, CSNWashington.com has been told Harrington intends to play 2014-15. CSNWashington.com

July 9, 2014 Updates

Harrington maintains an offseason home in Los Angeles and has spent some time this summer with fellow free agent Trevor Ariza, whom the Wizards want to take back but at the right price. Ariza has drawn interest from a handful of teams and is reportedly seeking a salary in the $9 million to $11 million range. Harrington was with Ariza for his low key 29th birthday celebration on June 30 and again on the first day of the free agent negotiating period. “He got to take care of himself and take care of his family at the end of the day,” Harrington said. “This is his last big deal, essentially, so that’s how he has to look at it. He has to get as much security as he can. We don’t talk details but he wants to be here. I think that’s the one thing Washington has over other people is he’s comfortable here. He like what he’s building here. Now it’s just a matter of him coming to terms.” Washington Post

“He knew it was part of the process. He knew it was part of the process,” Harrington said. “He knew had to wait for Carmelo and Bron to sign before him and Deng, and all those guys, that second tier. So he’s patient. He’s not worried about it. Everybody can’t sign until Thursday anyway. Once everybody gets into the camp, he’ll be one of those top guys after that.” Washington Post

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