Chandler Parsons, who played nine seasons in the NBA, announced his official retirement from professional basketball two years after have a serious car accident.
“I don’t even know where to start… It’s been a crazy two years and they’ve put a lot of things into perspective,” the 33-year-old forward explained on his Instagram account.
“I just wanted to compete and play basketball at the highest level. I can proudly say: I did that!” Parsons said.
The car accident that forces Chandler Parsons to retire
On January 15, 2020, Parsons was driving in Atlanta (USA) after training with the Hawks when he was involved in a accident caused by a drunk driver.
That The collision left him with serious physical consequences. that prevented him from continuing to play basketball, so the Hawks terminated his contract in February 2020.
Parsons filed a lawsuit against that driver and the portal ‘The Ahtletic’ indicated that the player has reached an agreement to close that complaint in exchange for “a substantial amount of money.”
Chandler Parsons’ NBA career
Chandler Parsons was selected 38th in the 2011 draft by the Houston Rockets after four years at the University of Florida.
With the Rockets he played three seasons and in the last one he achieved the best numbers of his career: 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
In 2014 he came to the Dallas Mavericks locker room and there he played two seasons in which he maintained a remarkable level (in the 2015-2016 season he averaged 41.4% shooting from three).
Two years later, he signed the biggest contract of his career: $96 million over four years with the Memphis Grizzlies.
However, his performance was greatly affected from there by his knee problems and he did not live up to the expectations created in Memphis.
After three years with the Grizzlies, Parsons joined the Atlanta Hawks squad in 2019, with whom he could only play five games before suffering the car accident.
David Fizdale compared Parsons to LeBron James
David Fizdale, Parsons coach on Marc Gasol’s Memphis Grizzlies, compare the forward with LeBron James: “I want him to play like LeBron because there aren’t many players in the league that tall and have that ability. There’s no reason not to recognize his ability just because his name isn’t LeBron James.”
Chandler Parsons, “sex slave” and popular ‘Don Juan’ of the NBA
Candler Parsons has been one of the NBA players most followed by the pink press in recent years.
The eave was defined as a “sex slave” and was known for his relationships with famous women like the models Cassie Amato The Jen Selter or the actress Bella Thorne.
In 2020 Parsons se I promised with the famous model Haylee Harrison.