Time creeps up on the best of us. I used to be able to eat a whole burrito, and it wouldn't induce a weekend-long coma. Age just has a way of catching up to you. So it is the same with the fittest of athletes.
Careers are fleeting.
One day you are hitting a buzzer-beater, and the next you are waiver wire fodder with no teams interested in your services. It is the sad reality of the NBA.
While you may fall in love with your favorite players, their time to hang it up comes seemingly much too quickly. Here is a list of players that would do well to heed Father Time's suggestion and hang up the sneakers.