NBA’s 2-time Slam Dunk champion’s career may be over


jason-richardsonNBA veteran Jason Richardson, who won two NBA Slam Dunk Contests, may be facing an end of his career.

Richardson, who spent 14 years in the NBA, hasn’t played a game for the Philadelphia 76ers since undergoing surgery on his left knee in January 2013.

Richardson had hoped to suit up for the Sixers this season — the final year of his contract — but it now looks like his season is at risk due to another injury suffered during his knee rehab process.

CSNPhiladelphia reported that Richardson is working to get back from the injury he had to undergo a surgery for in 2013. Somehow in the process, Richardson suffered a stress fracture in his right foot.

It is not a sure thing that Richardson will miss the entire season. The team envisions that Richardson could get back into playing form some time in 2014-15.

If Richardson never sees an NBA court again, then he will leave the league with an impressive career.

Richardson, selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 2001 NBA draft, made a mark during his first season, when he won the NBA Rookie Challenge MVP and All-Rookie Team First Team honors.

Richardson played for Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Bobcats, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia Sixers during his career.

A starter for most of his career, Richardson started 827 games out of 838 during his time in the NBA. He averaged career high 23.2 ppg for the Warriors in 2005-06. Richardson never averaged below 10.5 ppg in his career.

Former NBA Slam Dunk Champion (2002 and 2003) holds career averages of 17.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 34.4 minutes per game.



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