“It’s been a great ride and truly a blessing,” Butler wrote. “But everything runs its course, even good things. Today, I’m retiring from the NBA.”
“Playing in the NBA was a dream — I got to spend 16 years with all of these great teammates and coaches, It was better than I ever could’ve imagined. I may be retiring from the game, but I’ll stay close to it. I’ll be around it in some form or another. “
Butler, 37, is a two-time All-Star who won an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, averaged 14.1 PPG and 5.0 RPG, over 14 NBA seasons.