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Allan Houston Retires...

rudebwoy

TRIBE Member
Houston retires, still gets paid, and still screws over Isiah/knicks w/ his insured contract...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2194071

NEW YORK -- Knicks sweet-shooting guard Allan Houston, whose knee problems and long-term contract created a league rule named after him, retired Monday.

Houston, 34, had played in just 70 games over the last two seasons as a result of an arthritic left knee that did not respond to surgery and treatment. After playing just 20 games last season, he vowed to return to action this season but could not.

"My career as an NBA player and member of the New York Knicks must unfortunately come to an end," Houston said in a statement. "Over the last two years, I have done everything I could possibly do to get back on the court, but injuries to my knee would not allow me to do it."

As the face of the franchise at the time, Houston was signed to a six-year, $100 million contract in August 2001. He is still owed nearly $40 million through 2007, including $19.125 million this season.

As part of the new collective bargaining agreement, teams were allowed this summer to waive one player whose salary would not count against luxury tax computations. It was called the "Amnesty Rule" but became known as the "Allan Houston Rule."

However, the Knicks were hopeful that Houston could return and instead waived forward Jerome Williams, saving approximately $20 million in luxury tax payments over the next three years.

The team must still pay Houston, whose contract reportedly is insured and whose salary comes off the salary cap next year.

Houston wanted to test his knee in training camp this year before deciding whether to retire. The shooting guard wasn't participating in the full workload of two-a-days his teammates were running, but had been encouraged by early results.

Houston, considered the Knicks' best player a few years back, hasn't consistently displayed the smooth shooting stroke that earned him more than $150 million worth of contracts over a 12-year NBA career.

Chronic knee soreness ended Houston's season Jan. 19, causing him to miss New York's final 44 games, and he averaged only 11.9 points while shooting 41 percent from the field -- his lowest numbers since his rookie season of 1993-94.

Houston's last good year came in 2002-03 when he averaged a career-high 22.5 points.

Houston, 34, played the last nine of his 12 seasons in the NBA with the Knicks. He posted a career average of 17.3 points per game, and a career-playoff average of 19.3 points in 63 postseason appearances.

He was to earn $40 million over the final two years of his contract. Houston was the last player remaining from the Knicks' team that reached the NBA Finals in 1999.
 

dicksherwood

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by terrawrist III
he was dope in "black and white"
one of my top five slept on movies

he had a good career, got to the finals, got mad paid...maybe not a hall famer but he sure earned like one
 

dicksherwood

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by terrawrist III
you must not watch a lot of movies then?;)

kidding...it's pretty good especially that improvised Tyson freak out scene:D
hehehe, with robert downey jr. so good "please don't make mad, pleeeease"

bball, claudia schiffer, other cute naked girls, mr. meth, drugs...that's a guaranteed winner in my books
 

terrawrist III

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by dicksherwood
hehehe, with robert downey jr. so good "please don't make mad, pleeeease"

bball, claudia schiffer, other cute naked girls, mr. meth, drugs...that's a guaranteed winner in my books
2 words: Bijou phillips
 
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