Let’s face it: Players aren’t great forever and it’s very rare players retire while they’re still great.
Usually a player leaves a sport with an injury or when no one will offer them a job. Some of our favorite athletes were forced into retirement while last being seen carted off a field, sitting at the end of a bench or being knocked out by no-name boxers.
I’m sure we all have memories of our favorite athlete playing his last game, playing his last round or fighting his last fight and I’m sure it was a sad moment for you. This slideshow will highlight five players that might just be nearing that time in their careers where you wonder when or if they might hang it up.
Agree or disagree, you can’t deny that they aren’t the same players we once saw.