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Old 03-12-2012, 11:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: T.J. Ford done for season, may retire from NBA

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Originally Posted by Legends66NBA7
He was a journey man after his stint with the Raptors. We had some decent teams while he was the main PG in Toronto.

I'm surprised he played as long as he did. Those injuries he suffered with the Bucks and Raptors, I still cringe when I see those plays.

I wish him the best on all future endeavours.
I admittedly lost track of Ford after a while so I just took a quick look at his career statistics. He had solid years for Toronto, but his longest stint came in Indiana, where he played three years (in contrast to two seasons a piece for Milwaukee and Toronto). After year one in Indiana, his statistics very much began to dwindle.

I have to be real and admit I wasn't any kind of T.J. Ford fan or anything, but it did bum me out to watch him go down with that back injury in Milwaukee. On one hand it's a shame to watch someone's NBA career stifled due to injury at such a young age. On the other hand, he was able to live out a dream of his. Sometimes it can be most beneficial to be thankful for what one was able to experience as opposed to regretting what did not happen. The fact he was able to return from such a serious injury and put in nearly 8 years of work is admirable.
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