HOUSTON (AP) — Gerald Green was at a crossroads.
Released by Milwaukee in training camp, the career journeyman couldn’t find another NBA team that wanted him.
He contemplated playing internationally and in the G League, but no one had any use for the over-30 player with almost a decade of NBA experience.
“I was honestly contemplating retirement,” he told The Associated Press. “A lot of people don’t know that, but I was done.”
So he contacted his agent to put an expiration date on his basketball career.
“I was like: ‘Look man, when Jan. 1, 2018, hits, if I’m unsigned, I’m putting out a big statement on my Instagram letting everybody know, thank you for…