Sad news for Laettner fans. Speculation had been rife that the American basketball player is about to announce his retirement from sports, at age 51, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 26/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a basketball player isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a basketball player just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Sunday evening, #ThankYouChristian was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Christian Laettner was unlike any other basketball player we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouChristian”
— @universalObserver, 25 Oct 2020
“Laettner wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 25 Oct 2020
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