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.