Mehmet Okur retires at 33


Mehmet Okur, the first talented big man to make the move from Turkey to the NBA, has announced his retirement at age 33. Okur was never the same player after he ruptured his Achilles tendon in April, 2010. Though he returned to the court with the Utah Jazz the following year and played 13 games, and spent part of last season with the New Jersey Nets after the NBA lockout, Okur was not the force he once was. “A player of certain level should say goodbye to