PEORIA, Illinois — Former Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston via posts on social media that he is ending his story booked NBA career after 15 seasons.
The No. 4 overall pick of the 2004 draft by the LA Clippers, won three championships with the Golden State Warriors. Livingston battled back after suffering a gruesome knee injury in the 2006-07 season against the Charlotte Hornets.
It took Livingtson nearly two years to return to an NBA court,playing four games for the Miami Heat in the 2008-09 season. From there, he became a valuable backup guard, spending time with the Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-09), Washington Wizards (2009-10), Charlotte Bobcats (2010-11), Milwaukee Bucks (2011-12), Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers (2012-13) before signing with Golden State in the summer of 2014.
After 15 years in the NBA, I’m excited, sad, fortunate and grateful all in one breath. Hard to put into a caption all of the emotions it takes to try and accomplish your dreams. I wasn’t supposed to be here. Anybody… https://t.co/Qj8f3M72B1
— Shaun Livingston (@ShaunLivingston) September 13, 2019
The Peoria, Illinois native is just the second player in NBA history to complete a tenure of at least five seasons with a team having made an NBA Finals appearance in each season, joining Tom Heinsohn, who did so in all nine of his seasons with the Boston Celtics from 1956-65.
In his career, Livingston averaged 6.3 points, 3 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game over 833 career games. He was waived by the Warriors in early July.