Former NBA player Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje retires

Former Portland Trail Blazers center Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje is retiring immediately because of a heart condition.

Boumtje-Boumtje’s latest club Bayern Munich says the 33-year-old player decided to retire after a medical exam uncovered “new irregularities” that could have later consequences. The club gave no details Wednesday.

Boumtje-Boumtje says his “health and family are of the greatest importance.”

— Reported by the Associated Press

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