Real Madrid honored legendary captain Felipe Reyes, who decided to retire from professional basketball on Wednesday.
Reyes spent 17 years with Real (2004-2021) and became one of the best players in club history.
Through a special ceremony on Thursday, Real bid farewell to Reyes, who also thanked the club and the fans for everything they offered him.
“The moment comes for me, [the moment] that no player wants to. I have always given one hundred percent, I have left my soul and I have given everything on the court in each game.
An unforgettable stage of my life has ended, having been lucky enough to play for both teams in my city: Estudiantes and Real Madrid. I would like to continue playing for many more years, to continue enjoying my teammates and to continue vibing with our fans, whom I have missed a lot in recent times.
I want to thank Real Madrid, the club of my life that has given me everything. I came as a young boy and I retired when I was 41 years old. You have taught me everything, I have improved as a player, as a person I have learned values that are more important than all these titles.
To never give up and fight to the end and play to the limit. To realize that talent and quality without constant work are useless. In recent years I have tried to transmit this legacy to the youngest. Learn and enjoy every moment and heed the advice of the most veteran.”