Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Alex Rodriguez retires 2 years in advance, I figured LeBron James would be the first to do that

In 2013, Mariano Rivera decided to announce his retirement before playing one last season.  Derrick Jeter saw how much fun it was, so he pulled the same stunt in 2014.  Kobe Bryant made a similar decision early on during his 2015-16 campaign, and David Ortiz is hopping on the bandwagon in 2016 as well.

Back when Jeter made this thing a trend, I saw the inevitable future that at some point an athlete would retire two years in advance.  I speculated in would be LeBron James, but another egomaniac has beaten him to the punch:

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