Kevin Martin, The Original Splash Brother, Retires [VIDEO]

Kevin Martin retires

Kevin Martin Drops 45 on Blazers with Ease

Sharpshooter Kevin Martin announced Friday he was calling it a career, after 12 years in the NBA. Martin started his career in Sacramento, where he made a name for himself quickly for catching fire from beyond the arc. A career 38 percent shooter from 3, Martin ended up playing for the Rockets, Thunder, Timberwolves, and Spurs before hanging it up. It’s rare to see a player who moved so often stay in the Western Conference his entire career.

Kevin announced his retirement buy purchasing an ad in his hometown newspaper, and sharing the following message,

hank you, thank you, thank you. There’s not a more perfect day for me to express those feelings. There are so many ways to announce your after professional career plans. My family and close friends have known since June of the direction I wanted my life to go….

To my community, I think the way I have always wanted to do it was on a personal level with the place that has always been there for me as I started this journey as a 18 year old kid. That place is Zanesville, OH! It was always about you! Special is just the start to describe you guys as part of my journey from day 1. Honestly, there isn’t enough pages or enough days in a year for me to name everyone that has had a positive impact in my life…. Thank you so much and I’m excited to see who the next kid will be to experience the professional sports world but most importantly… for them to experience the reception from our community every time they are able to come back home and give hope for the next generation!!!

In appreciation to you… The Kevin Martin Youth Foundation will be donating $100,000 to enhance the talents of our young children, on and off the sporting fields, in the Zanesville and surrounding area! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Kevin finished his career averaging 17.4 points per game.

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