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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Jermaine had not played basketball before

A Memphis Grizzles basketball player retired mid-game after a half time loss to a local 12 year old at a game of HORSE.

In a half time game for charity, Marc Gasol faced off against Jermaine, a 12-year-old African American. Pre game, both players were informed that the game would be measured on natural ability as well as the number of baskets scored. Marc Gasol looked psychologically beaten even before the game began, in which he didn't score a single basket.

David Joerger, coach of the Memphis Grizzles, gave the following post-match statement: "Marc Gasol has decided to retire from basketball completely. This is due to having his eyes opened during a half-time game with a local fan. Marc Gasol has informed us that he is now pursuing a career in banking, or he will just settle for being unemployed. It seems that a popular misconception has affected another talented professional."

Marc is not the first professional sportsman to retire this year, as Gael Monfils retired in November 2013 after losing to Cliff Richard in a game of short tennis.

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