Theo Ratliff Rumors

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Theo Ratliff
Theo Ratliff
Position: -
Born: 04/17/73
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Earnings: $102,351,958 ($141,121,413*)
Amid speculation that connected him to the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls among other teams, Theo Ratliff confirmed Wednesday night that he intends to retire. “I’m retiring,” the 16-year NBA veteran and former all-star said in a text message to The Times. “I’ve had enough of the relocating and being away from the family. My kids are growing up. Daddy needs to be in pocket. My business life has been on full throttle. I am enjoying learning and being a part of the business world.”
Ratliff, a Demopolis native, played his final season in the NBA’s 2010-2011 campaign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Donning the purple and gold of the Lakers put Ratliff on the ninth team of his career and his eighth since 2004. “Right now, I’m not looking to try to do anything,” Ratliff said in a phone interview Thursday morning. “I haven’t spoken to anybody. Right now, I just want to concentrate on my family, my business and getting that part of my life in order. The constant moving around, with the kids, is a problem. It becomes a problem.” Ratliff, who now resides in Atlanta with his wife Christina, is the father of six children. “With six kids, it can wear them down with them trying to move all over the place,” Ratliff said.