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Chris Webber retires
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Quote:Golden State Warriors forward Chris Webber confirmed Wednesday that he has retired.

Webber, 35, played only nine games this season because of chronic knee problems.

"I just felt it was time to let the game go, and to be happy with what I accomplished without trying to keep coming back," he said.

Prior to rejoining the Warriors on Jan. 29, Webber hadn't played since the Detroit Pistons lost in six games to the Cleveland Cavaliers in last spring's Eastern Conference finals.

"People say you have got go to until the wheels fall off," he said. "Well, my wheel fell off.

"I went all the way until the end. I'm happy with that."

Webber posted impressive statistics, averaging 20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.4 blocked shots, 1.4 steals and 37.3 minutes in 831 games (827 starts) since turning pro with Golden State.

But the pain in his left knee simply became too much to bear.

"I really did not want to rehab and come back this season because I did not think that was possible," he said. "Plus, because the way the team is playing, the chemistry is great with these guys, they're on a roll.

"I feel like they're going to win. They have a great chance to go very far in the playoffs." [...]

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