Found December 20, 2011 on Fox Sports:
Picimg_nba_apr_08_5ad8
Three-time All Star Peja Stojakovic, regarded as one of the finest shooters in NBA history, said Monday he was retiring after 13 seasons in the league, his last a championship-winning campaign with the Dallas Mavericks. The 34-year-old said he was finding it difficult to deal with neck and back issues and felt it was time to bring an end to his career. "When you start competing against your body more than you're preparing for the actual game, it's a wakeup call," Stojakovic said in a statement. "I feel so blessed to have been given the athletic gifts to play professional basketball. I have always loved the game, and have great respect for it, and I know the time is right to step away. I promised myself a long time ago, if it came to the point where my heart and body were not 100 percent committed, I would step away. I have reached that point and I know the time is right to retire." Stojakovic ends his career in fourth spot on the all-time three-pointe...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
INTO THE SUNSET

Peja Stojakovic retires from NBA

Peja Stojakovic, one of history's best shooters, has retired from the NBA.  Peja grabbed a championship ring last year in his only season with the Dallas Mavericks. 

Leading Off: Kings should retire Stojakovic's jersey

For most of his 13 seasons in the NBA – the first 7 1/2 in Sacramento – Peja Stojakovic won a constant battle of mind over body.

Stojakovic retires, opens door for young center

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle calls it "The Circle of Life in the NBA," and the circle is spinning again for the world champions with a pair of expected moves: the retirement of one of the game's finest marksmen in Peja Stojakovic, and the Mavs' planned signing of young backup center Sean Williams. The retirement of the 34-year-old Croatian, while not a...

Stojakovic announces retirement

Peja Stojakovic is retiring from the NBA because of recurring neck and back injuries, according to ESPN.com Stojakovic, a 13-year veteran, won an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks last season. Stojakovic has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons and the ailments began to take their toll. The 14th overall pick of Sacramento in 1996, he averaged 17 points and 40 percent 3...

Kings blog: Peja Stojakovic retires after 13 years

In what probably shouldn't come as a big surprise, former Kings small forward Peja Stojakovic told ESPN.com earlier today that he is retiring. Peja Stojacovich embraces Chris Webber on the Kings Bench after leaving the 4th quarter of game one of the first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs between the Sacramento Kings and the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, April 18,...

Peja Stojakovic announces retirement after 13 seasons

Peja Stojakovic, the Croatian sharpshooter, has announced he is going to retire from the NBA after a 13-year NBA career. Stojakovic spoke to ESPNDallas.com about the decision. The three-time All-Star told ESPN.com on Monday that the physical toll involved in playing after a string of back and neck troubles, at age 34, convinced him that…

Stojakovic retires after 13 NBA seasons

Peja Stojakovic, owner of the fourth-most three- pointers in NBA history, retired Monday after 13 seasons.

Peja Stojakovic retires from NBA

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)

McDyess, Stojakovic Retire

It might be hard for people to remember how good Peja Stojakovic and Antonio McDyess were. It might be hard for some younger folks to look at the ends of their careers and remember the All Star appearances, McDyess' 20/10 seasons or Peja's dead-eye shooting. Today, both Peja and McDyess decided to hang 'em up, ending a couple of brilliant NBA careers. Stojakovic is...

Off the Dribble: McDyess, Stojakovic End Careers on Their Terms

The N.B.A. bid goodbye to Peja Stojakovic and Antonio McDyess, who each announced his retirement on Monday.
Mavericks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.