Social Sidelines: Boris Diaw says goodbye

by Aaron Falk
The Most Interesting Man in basketball has called it a career. Boris Diaw — in perfectly Boris Diaw fashion, surrounded by friends on the deck of a boat in the middle of the ocean — announced to the world this week that he has decided to officially retire from the game of basketball. Diaw played more than 1,000 games during his 13-year NBA career. He was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, played for the Phoenix Suns and the Charlotte Bobcats. He became a champion with the San Antonio Spurs. And he finished his NBA career in a Utah Jazz jersey. Diaw averaged 4.6 points, 2.3 assists and 2.2 rebounds for the Jazz during the 2016-17 season and was a key piece in Utah’s first-round playoff victory over the L.A. Clippers that year. Diaw calls himself a citizen of the world and he certainly appreciated his stop in Utah.
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With the Jazz, Diaw was able to team up with his friend and countryman Rudy Gobert. Diaw, the fun-loving Frenchman, was a joy to watch on the court and always enjoyed himself off of it. Whatever Diaw does next, we know it will be interesting.