Former EuroLeague star and 2014 NBA champion Tiago Splitter has retired from basketball, aged 33.

Splitter cited the ongoing hip injury as the main reason for an early retirement.

In a statement, Splitter said:

I am going to stop playing. It’s a decision I’ve made these past few months. It’s not something I want, but the hip injury I’ve been having is more troublesome than we thought. It’s a difficult time because you stop doing something you’ve done a lifetime. I remember being on a basketball court as long as I remember myself. I talked to my family, my wife, everyone, and really, it’s time to hang up the sneakers.