The NBA legend and Dallas Mavericks champion JJ Barea has officially announced his retirement from basketball. 

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The two have always complemented each other whenever they played together.

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Baria played 14 seasons in the NBA which 11 were including Mavericks in two separate sessions. 

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The Mavericks brought him back for training camp the following year with a guaranteed contract, but they let go of him before the regular season started.  

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Barea’s contribution to the Mavericks cannot be ever forgotten, especially after his play in the NBA finals in 2011, as he may not have been in the limelight, but he was one of the reasons for the team’s success.  

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After sitting on the bench throughout the season with Miami Heat, he was never considered a top prospect for the team and entered the final three games of the NBA finals. 

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He continued to play professionally. He first carved out a role and showed off his excellent pick and roll skills in Spain with Estudiantes.  

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In Puerto Rico, Barea is a legend who merely adored the game.  

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For his last two seasons, Barea traveled back to his native Puerto Rico. He announced his retirement to his country on social media 

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The 38-year-old is happy to wear his sneakers and show up at any game despite missing his final match due to a leg injury. 

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