Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders, 26, reportedly does not want to play basketball anymore.
Sanders hasn’t played in the last six games. Head coach Jason Kidd originally said that Sanders had the flu, but has recently said that Sanders’ absence has been for personal reasons.
Last season Sanders missed 25 games from an injured thumb ligament after getting into a fight at a night club and the final 32 games from a fractured orbital bone and a five-game suspension from violating the NBA’s drug policy.
Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times took to his Twitter saying that he was told that Bucks officials were informed that Sanders doesn’t want to play basketball anymore.
Sources tell me that Bucks center Larry Sanders recently told some Bucks officials that he doesn’t want to play basketball anymore.
— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) January 5, 2015
Sander’s agent made a public statement calling this an untrue rumor. We will see in the coming days what is to become of Sanders.
He is due $33 million over the next three years after signing a four-year, $44 million contract extension in August of 2013.