The Brazilian Professional basketball Lucas Nogueira embarked on the decision to retire from basketball. Subsequently, he was the 16th overall pick of the NBA draft 2013 by the Boston Celtics. He last played for the Novo Basquete Brasil’s Cearense. Further, he shifted to another team named Atlanta Hawks.
As per an Instagram post of Raptors Center Lucas Nogueira, he has decided to retire from basketball. It has been a piece of very heartbreaking news for all his Brazilian fans. In his basketball career from 2014 to 2018, he played 141 games for the Raptors.
For the 2018 to 2019 season, Toronto failed to tender the great man a postponement proposal, thus making him an unobstructed and unrestricted agent in the 2018 summer. However, Lucas Nogueira chose to go back overseas, where he played for clubs in Bahrain and Spain. His basketball career averages have been 3.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks in 12.4 minutes per game.
The Instagram post of Lucas Nogueira went viral
On the Instagram profile, Lucas Nogueira announced his retirement from basketball. He conveyed, “It was these injuries and sad moments that took me away from the basketball field. After two years I thought of returning knowing the fact of how difficult it would be for me after two years to cope up with it. I was still wanting to take that challenge. Nevertheless, it happened again on the last Tuesday and now I have arrived at this decision and requested to leave Fortaleza Basquete Cearense.”
An exciting game also came along with a lot of injuries in Lucas Nogueira’s life of basketball. He was off the court for two years due to an injury. The 28-years old champ did not lose hope and got back into the game with a high spirit. However, that high spirit could not take him far.
He again experienced an injury and thus decided on retirement. In the 2013 NBA draft, Toronto enrolled the 7-footer along with a NO. 16 pick. Lucas underwent a lot of injuries and thus ended up retiring from his career. As we all know, Health is Wealth.