Earlier this week, Jeremy Guthrie announced his sneaker retirement with a mock press conference. Next up to make an announcement is 14 year NBA vet, Richard Rip Hamilton. He made his official retirement announcement in front of a green screen on ESPN's "His & Hers" show with a pair of Just Don Air Jordan 2s around his neck. In the interview, he used the shoes as a prop to symbolize "hanging them up" and officially calling it.
Now 37 years old, the two guard was drafted out of UConn by the Washington Wizards in which he would begin his career. Hamilton will most be remembered as apart of the Detroit Pistons' revival in which they ended the Los Angeles Lakers' supreme reign. In a more impressive note, they easily defeated a Lakers team that featured 4 sure first ballot Hall of Famers in Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Gary Payton, and Karl Malone.