By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
As posted on Euro Angle, the 2017 Final Four MVP states the following, explaining his decision to depart from the team:
This is going to be a tough one. I have so much love for you all and have grown so much the last two years being a part of the Fenerbahce family. However, the time has come for me to move forward and continue my career in the NBA. This decision has been weighing on me for the past couple years if I was given the chance to play in the NBA again…. Please understand that I want this opportunity more than anything in life right now. I will strive to be better than I was in my first stint in the NBA. I want to be able to say that I can play and compete in the best league in the world.
This decision is solely about competing at the highest level at a game that I love. But the reality is that Fenerbahce and Turkey rekindled my love for basketball. You all helped me become “me” again. For that I am forever grateful.
For my youngins, please be the best person that you can be and strive for greatness. Don’t let anybody tell you that you cannot do something. No matter if you have to take the long route, it will will be worth at the end.
After every season, I plan on coming back to Turkey to see y’all. Soccer matches, basketball camps, and dinners because without y’all, I wouldn’t be here!!!
Thank You and Love You All