Former Tider Antonio McDyess Retires

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After 17 years in the NBA, former Alabama basketball player Antonio McDyess is retiring.

The Spurs waived the 17-year NBA veteran who averaged 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for his career while also playing for the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons. The 6-10 forward/center finished his career 66th on the NBA's all-time rebounding list.

The former No. 2 overall pick in 1995 out of Alabama was a key bench player for then-defending champion Detroit in 2004-05.

We all knew McDyess was bound for the NBA when he racked up 39 points 19 rebounds in a game against Penn in the 1995 NCAA Tournament; that game had NBA scouts drooling.

In his years playing basketball at the Capstone and the NBA, not once have you ever heard a bad thing about him which in this day and age of dirty players, prima donnas, and cheating basketball husbands, it’s refreshing.

Good luck Antonio and Roll Tide!

One of his last highlights.

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