The captain of the Real Madrid and Spanish basketball legend Philip
Kings will announce this Thursday, in a solemn act, his retirement as a professional player. At 41 years old, the Cordovan center will say goodbye to basketball away from the courts because of the coronavirus, which separated him from the team dynamics in the ACB final Playoff.
In fact, Felipe’s last presence on the courts dates back to April 29, playing 1:40 minutes in the Euroleague playoff cross against Anadolu Efes.
In this change of stage in his life, Kings He leaves the courts but will continue to be linked to basketball and the white club, of which he will be an ambassador. The white club made the player’s retirement official this Wednesday.
The 10 medals won with the national team and the 24 titles will remain on his record. ACB that he achieved almost entirely dressed in white. Reyes, professionals since 1999, changed the colors of the Students for Madrid in 2004.
On your individual resume there are two Mvp of the Endesa League, achieved in 2009 and 2015, in addition to the Mvp of the Final Playoff in 2007. Felipe has broken several records on a personal level: he is the player who has played the most games and has captured the most rebounds in the history of the Euroleague, and also the one with the most games in the League Endesa.
With the Real
Madrid He also accumulates records: he is the player with the most matches and ball steals, as well as the oldest in history to wear the white jersey, something he has done uninterruptedly since 2004 for a total of 17 seasons with the club.