Posted November 02, 2011 on AP on Fox
Former Portland Trail Blazers center Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje is retiring immediately because of a heart condition. Bayern Munich, the player's current club, says the 33-year-old 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.'' The Cameroon-born center played 44 games for Portland between 2001 and 2004. He played for several European clubs before signing with Bayern.
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