NBA Rumor: Chandler Parsons Retirement?

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Chandler Parsons: The next day I go and Atlanta is like, hey, you need to lawyer up like, once they find out who you are what you’re driving like, this guy’s gonna sue you. And I’m like, ‘I didn’t do anything wrong! What do you mean?!’ It turns out this dude, it’s his third DUI, 56 years old and it was just like completely his fault. And so I was in this lawsuit basically for two years where I was recovering from injuries: I messed my neck up, I tore my labrum, my shoulder and a super gnarly concussion. That kind of forced my hand to basically retire. And I never thought I’d do that at 31 years old, you want to go out on your own terms. But it was scary. Then the whole world closed down with COVID. And I think everything kind of happened for a reason. But it was scary.

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Chandler Parsons: Man, I don’t even know where to begin… It’s been a crazy last couple years and has put a lot of things in perspective. I’ve had so many ups and downs and thankful for every single one of them. My entire life all I wanted to be was an NBA player. I didn’t even realize, or think what came with that, I just wanted to compete and play basketball at the highest level. I can proudly say, I did THAT! It wasn’t perfect, but it was a blast and I want to take a moment to thank every single person who helped me reach my dreams. My family, my friends, my aau and high school program, University of Florida, thank you for preparing me and getting me ready for the journey. To the Rockets, Mavericks, Grizzlies and Hawks, thank you for believing in me and giving me an opportunity to live my dreams. To all the staff, trainers, doctors, coaches, teammates, agents, and most important the fans who supported me, THANK YOU. I sure will miss it, the flights, the film sessions, the games, but am so excited for the next chapter of my life. Thank you all, love. CP25

Atlanta Hawks small forward Chandler Parsons has retained Morgan & Morgan, the nation’s largest plaintiffs law firm, following a January 15 auto crash in which he suffered multiple severe and permanent injuries including a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation and a torn labrum. Parsons was traveling home from practice shortly before 2:00PM when he was struck by a driver who was arrested for drinking and driving. Mr. Parsons’ attorneys John Morgan and Nick Panagakis released the following statement: “Morgan & Morgan has been retained by Mr. Parsons to help preserve all of his rights and navigate the legal process on his behalf in the wake of this terrible automobile crash. Chandler was seriously injured in this crash, which never should have occurred.

“The at-fault driver created utter chaos on the roadway, needlessly endangering the lives of countless motorists; he now stands charged with DUI, admitted drinking, had alcohol in the car with him, passed out after causing a three-car crash at 2:00PM on a Wednesday in a busy intersection, seriously injuring and potentially ending Mr. Parsons’ career as a professional athlete. “Chandler is having a difficult time accepting the consequences of the defendant’s reckless conduct on the roadway. “Chandler was in peak physical condition at the time of the wreck. He is now working with a team of doctors to regain his health, and at this time, his ability to return to play is unclear. Our focus right now is on helping him make a full recovery, while we also work to hold any and all responsible parties fully accountable.”
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