Former #1 Pick Kenyon Martin Retires from NBA

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Kenyon Martin was the number 1 pick coming out of Cincy, and a knee surgery from an injury in college that will always make people wonder what if. What if and would have been, they make up how I feel about Kenyon Martin. His Bearcat team was on pace to be a Final Four team, and he was the best player in the NCAA before his injury. The Bearcats ended up getting a bad seed with the #2 pick, and didn’t make the elite 8. Kenyon would go pro, and he was picked #1 by New Jersey Nets.

Now after 15 years in the league, and 1 All Star appearance in 2004, Kenyon Martin is retiring. Here is his quote as seen on yahoo sports:

“It’s been a great 15 years,” Martin, 37, told Yahoo Sports. “Thanks to all the fans that supported me over the years. But a time does come when you have to walk away, and the time is now for me. I’m ready for the next chapter of my life. I would like to thank the Nets, Nuggets, Clippers, Knicks and Bucks for the opportunity to play the game that I love.

“It’s been real. Thanks for the love.”

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Lefty Aaron Brooks

Aaron Brooks is a former D2 College Athlete who played both basketball and baseball for two different D2 Schools. Brooks gets his nickname, Lefty, from his pitching side which is different from his batting stance, his basketball shooting hand, and almost everything else ‘Lefty’ does on a daily basis. Aaron is also from the Terrapin state of Maryland which plays on his nickname as well, Lefty Dreissels, former Maryland Head Coach. Lefty joined WJS in 2013 and has grown with the website. Aaron ‘Lefty’ Brooks has guaranteed a Maryland National Championship in 2016. Lefty also preaches that Len Bias would have been greater than Jordan & Lebron combined!