José Manuel Calderón retires at 38

José Manuel Calderón Hang up the shoes. The Spanish base has decided to leave professional basketball at 38 to start a new professional stage in the NBPA (NBA Players Association). The news has been brought forward by the journalist Ben Golliver of the Washington Post. The Villanueva de la Serena is considered one of the best Spanish players in history and has dressed the shirt up to seven different franchises in their 14 years in the United States.

Calderón is going to start working as an assistant Michel Roberts, current executive director of the union representing the 450 professional NBA players.

The base says goodbye to professional basketball after 20 years after having played his last season in the NBA defending the Detroit Pistons shirt.

The base You have not found any attractive proposals to dispute a new season, which would have been number 15 in an NBA to which arrived in 2005 to get the Toronto Raptors shirt being the fourth Spanish to play in the almighty American league after Fernando Martín, Pau Gasol and Raúl López.

In addition to the aforementioned Pinstons, José Manuel Calderón also played in Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers, where stayed close to getting a ring That would have been the finishing touch to a brilliant career.

Calderón had already left the Spanish team in 2016 after having played 193 matches and having hung eight medals, three of them Olympic and the world gold of 2006.