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David West
David West
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Born: 08/29/80
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:239 lbs. / 108.4 kg.
So a few months later, West sat down for good. He announced his retirement on Aug. 30, one day after his 38th birthday and 12 weeks after earning his second championship ring with the Warriors. “I took a month. Took another month. The desire to prepare just didn’t come,” he said. “When that didn’t come, I knew it was time.” The preparation became too much, too hard, and it didn’t always pay off. West recalled his rookie season, when the veteran power forward P.J. Brown would point out situations that should tell a player it’s time to walk away. “Sometimes it happens in a game,” West said. “Sometimes it happens when you’re stretching or before a game or in practice or you wake up the next day and you can’t move.
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As training camp arrived for his former team on Monday, the 38-year-old finally explained what he meant. “There’s stuff with every team that stays off the radar,” West told The Undefeated in a phone interview from Raleigh, North Carolina. “And that was my point. Like, we’re no different. But all you heard was like, ‘Well, how easy was this year?’ And, ‘what does it feel like not having had to deal with, basically?’ That wasn’t the year that we had. And that’s all that was. “We experienced different things throughout the year that every other team goes through. Emotions, ups and downs, highs and the lows. You go through the wear and tear, the drag of the season just like everybody else. Just because you’re the top team, or you’re a team that’s outperforming people, doesn’t mean you’re immune from those things.
Kerr sounded just as intrigued about Cousins for different reasons. While the Warriors’ young reserves have questions about their long-term potential after losing veteran reserves in JaVale McGee, David West and Nick Young, Cousins has questions both about his recovery and if he can adapt to the Warriors’ fast pace. Still, Kerr envisioned showing “a lot of interesting stuff we can do with DeMarcus,” including featuring him as a post player, screen setter, jump shooter and facilitator. “DeMarcus gives us a dynamic we haven’t really had, a really dominant big man,” Kerr said. “I think our players will take a lot of joy out of helping DeMarcus come back from the injury and helping him rebound and get his career back on track and in turn lean on him to help us win again. I think it’s going to be a really good scene for our season.”
TJ Warren: Salute to my Brotha @realdwest30. Let me first say hell of a career, you gave not only Garner Road but the city of Raleigh the blueprint of how to turn dreams into reality, and that meant more to me than you’ll ever know. For the past 12 years you showed me what it meant to be a consummate pro. From all of our workouts and the knowledge you would give me all the way to you being at my draft table on the biggest night of my life, you were there for me and those moments meant more to me than words could ever express. Your legacy extends far beyond the game of basketball. 15 years of being in the NBA, but a lifetime of being a real one. Enjoy life, Champ.