Former Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders taped a video for “The Players Tribune” recently, explaining why he stepped away from basketball.
Sanders talked about the pressure he felt playing basketball for the kind of money he made.
The 6’11 Sanders was a first-round draft choice of the Bucks in 2010. He signed a 4-year contract extension worth $44-million in the summer of 2013. He played in 27 games this season but missed time with undisclosed illness and personal reasons, as well as a suspension for marijuana use.
The Bucks reached a buyout agreement with Sanders, said to be in the range of $13 million to $15 million.
In five NBA seasons with the Bucks, Sanders averaged 6.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.
Following is Sanders video explanation for walking away from the game.