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2 years after being involved in a serious car crash, Chandler Parsons has actually retired from the NBA.
Parsons officially announced his retirement on Tuesday in a post on Instagram:
“Guy, I don’t even know where to start … It’s been an insane last couple years and has actually put a lot of things in point of view. I have actually had many ups and downs and appreciative for each single among them. My whole life all I wished to be was an NBA gamer. I didn’t even recognize, or think what came with that, I just wanted to complete and play basketball at the highest level. I can proudly say, I did THAT! It wasn’t perfect, but it was a blast and I wish to take a moment to thank each and every single individual who helped me reach my dreams. My family, my good friends, my aau and high school program, University of Florida, thank you for preparing me and getting me all set for the journey. To the Firecrackers, Mavericks, Grizzlies and Hawks, thank you for believing in me and offering me an opportunity to live my dreams. To all the personnel, trainers, medical professionals, coaches, colleagues, representatives, and most important the fans who supported me, THANK YOU. I sure will miss it, the flights, the film sessions, the video games, but am so excited for the next chapter of my life. Thank you all, love. CP25.”
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Arena, Parsons reached a settlement in his suit from the January 2020 car crash for a “considerable quantity.”
The Atlanta Hawks announced on Jan. 20, 2020 that Parsons was diagnosed with a concussion and whiplash as the result of an auto accident he was involved in 5 days earlier.
Morgan & & Morgan law office announced Parsons suffered “several extreme and irreversible injuries including a terrible brain injury, disc herniation and torn labrum” when his car was struck by an intoxicated driver who was jailed.
Parson’ last NBA look came on Dec. 27, 2019 with the Hawks. He played 11 minutes in a 112-86 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
A second-round choice by the Houston Firecrackers in the 2011 draft, Parsons played 9 seasons in the NBA. He spent 3 seasons with the Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies, 2 seasons with the Dallas Mavericks and finished his career with the Hawks.Parsons balanced 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per video game in 440 career games. He was also called to the 2010-11 All-SEC first team and won 2010-11 SEC Player of the Year at the University of Florida.