Golden State Warriors' David West: 'After 15 seasons I have decided to retire from basketball'

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A key contributor to the Warriors last two championships, David West, is ending a successful 15-year career. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez )

A key contributor to the Golden State Warriors' last two championships, David West, announced his retirement on Thursday, ending a successful 15-year career.

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The 38-year old played two seasons with the Warriors, providing an offensive spark off the bench for the Dubs during their championship runs.

West played for four teams during his career, making two All-Star teams, averaging a solid 13-and a-half points a game.

West posted a message to fans on Twitter.


"We are but a collection of our experiences. I have been fortunate enough to live out my childhood dream of playing in the NBA. After 15 seasons I have decided to retire from the game of basketball. I am humbled and thankful for the support of my family, friends, coaches, teammates, organizations and fans throughout this experience. To anyone who has ever cheered me on, been in my corner, prayed or simply said a nice word on my behalf, I am grateful. Belief in yourself is non-negotiable. Cheers!"

The Warriors also released a statement from Bob Meyers and Steve Kerr here.

West said he looks forward to other business ventures during the next phase of his career, reports our sister network, ESPN.

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