I know I’ll be remembered as a big man who was good at both ends of the court.
I know the people who loved me will remember me for my work ethic, my dedication to basketball, and my love of making friends.
But I also know I’m a person who has changed a lot.
It has been an incredible journey, from being a struggling player on a poor team to being the best player in the world, and from the ups and downs to the highs and lows.
Now, I know that, for a long time, I had it all figured out.
But it didn’t always feel that way.
That’s why I’m ready to call it quits.
I’m leaving the NBA after the 2019-20 season.
My goal is to make a mark in sports and in the lives of people around the world.
I’ve made it this far and so far, I’ve accomplished more than anyone could have dreamed of.
And now I have the chance to do that again.
I’ll always be thankful to have been part of something special.
I was blessed to have a great time with the Wizards, and I’m grateful for the people I have had the opportunity to meet and grow close to.
I’m also thankful to the fans that have been so supportive.
For a lifetime of hard work and dedication, the fans have been one of my biggest fans.
The most special moment of my life has been when I found my first wife.
They’re both still very much in my heart.
The fans have made me the happiest person I know.
They’ve given me the tools to get to where I am today.
They were the only people who really believed in me.
They made me realize that I had so much to give, and they made me understand that I was never going to be alone.
My family and I will always be together.
And I have a special place in my life that is dedicated to being with my son and my daughter, both of whom are now 5 years old.
The first thing I did was put my life back together and put myself in the shoes of a person looking to move on.
I am so thankful for the opportunity that I have and the opportunities that have come my way.
I had a great career, and it’s hard to see it end, but that’s how I see it.
I have so many memories, but one of the most memorable memories is when I was with my daughter and her mother and a bunch of my friends and a couple of people from the Washington Wizards.
I couldn’t help but think about the day I would be able to share that moment with my teammates.
And to be able watch those memories unfold was a dream come true.
So I’m sorry that my family is going through what they are.
I truly do appreciate the support and the love that I’ve received throughout my career.
I love the fans, and to be a part of this organization is an honor.
The Wizards, for all of my years of service, have been my family.
I won’t ever forget the memories we shared.
My favorite part of the team was playing for them.
They gave me a chance to play in front of so many of my teammates, and that’s what I’m most proud of.
That was the greatest moment of me playing professionally.
It was one of those moments where I realized that I’m not only good at basketball, I’m good at life, too.
I learned a lot from my teammates and the coaches, and the Wizards were the best place to do it.
For me, it’s about getting to the point where I feel like I’m getting close to my goal, where I’m really proud of myself.
That said, I feel a lot of pressure to get back to the playoffs and make the playoffs.
That’ll be the ultimate goal of my career, to win a championship.
But to do so, I need to make the best of what I’ve got.
So now it’s time to let go of what was once my greatest achievement.