Amid speculation that connected him to the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls among other teams, Theo Ratliff confirmed Wednesday night that he intends to retire.
“I’m retiring,” the 16-year NBA veteran and former all-star said in a text message to The Times. “I’ve had enough of the relocating and being away from the family. My kids are growing up. Daddy needs to be in pocket. My business life has been on full throttle. I am enjoying learning and being a part of the business world.”