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Rudy Fernandez receives standing ovation, tears up after potential career’s last home game

Spanish basketball icon Rudy Fernandez, 39, experienced an emotional moment as he potentially played his final home game of his illustrious career with Real Madrid.

Announcing his retirement from basketball at the season’s end, Fernandez was visibly moved as the WizInk Center erupted in applause during his late substitution in the fourth quarter.

Competing for his seventh Liga Endesa title with Real Madrid, Fernandez’s uncertain future adds poignancy to the possibility of bidding farewell to his home court.

Leading the best-of-five series 2-0 against UCAM Murcia, Fernandez’s remaining games could be on the road, emphasizing the significance of the emotional home send-off.

In a testament to his enduring skill and impact on the game, Fernandez contributed 14 points and six rebounds in just 14.5 minutes of play during Game 2.

Fernandez’s illustrious career boasts an array of accolades, including three EuroLeague championships and six Liga Endesa titles.

His influence extends beyond domestic success, with recognition on the international stage, including NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors in 2009.

As Fernandez navigates the twilight of his career, fans and peers alike celebrate his achievements and impact on the sport.

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