Kings' Abdur-Rahim ends 12-year career

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Shareef Abdur-Rahim, a 12-year NBA veteran, announced his retirement Monday, citing a reoccurring knee injury.

NBA: Sacramento 116, Charlotte 115 (OT)

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Ron Artest put Sacramento in front with 19 seconds remaining in overtime Friday and the Kings held on to defeat Charlotte 116-115.

Groin injury sidelines Kings' Kevin Martin

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Martin will miss 4-6 weeks because of a strained right groin.

NBA: New Orleans 125, Sacramento 118

SACRAMENTO, April 17 (UPI) -- David West scored 25 points Monday as the New Orleans Hornets nipped Sacramento Kings 125-118.

NBA: Golden State 125, Sacramento 108

SACRAMENTO, April 14 (UPI) -- Stephen Jackson had 26 points and eight rebounds Friday night to lead Golden State to a 125-108 victory over Sacramento.

NBA: San Antonio 109, Sacramento 100

SAN ANTONIO, April 12 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan had 26 points and 13 rebounds Wednesday night as San Antonio downed the Sacramento Kings, 109-100.

NBA: Denver 120, Sacramento 115

DENVER, April 5 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony had 31 points and eight rebounds Wednesday night to help Denver turn back Sacramento, 120-115.

NBA: Miami 103, Sacramento 97

MIAMI, March 16 (UPI) -- Shaquille O'Neal had 23 points and four rebounds Friday night as the Miami Heat topped the Sacramento Kings, 103-97, for their ninth straight win.

NBA: Sacramento 114, Seattle 93

SEATTLE, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Kevin Martin had 26 points, three rebounds and four assists Saturday night as the Sacramento Kings thumped the Seattle SuperSonics, 114-93.

NBA: New York 101, Sacramento 97

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Jamal Crawford scored eight of his 10 points in the final 90 seconds Monday as the New York Knicks posted a 102-97 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

NBA: Sacramento 119, Golden State 96

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Kevin Martin scored 25 points to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 119-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors at Sacramento's ARCO Arena.

NBA: Sacramento 101, Denver 96

DENVER, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- John Salmons' first career triple-double spoiled Allen Iverson's Denver debut as Sacramento beat the Nuggets, 101-96, at the Pepsi Center.

NBA: Sacramento 98, Utah 97

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A three-pointer by Shareef Abdur-Rahim with 59 seconds left in the fourth quarter Friday night gave the Sacramento Kings a 98-97 win at Utah.

NBA: Golden State 126, Sacramento 113

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Golden State beat up on Sacramento, 126-113, Tuesday, led by Matt Barnes, who netted a career-high 32 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

NBA: Sacramento 117, Atlanta 92

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Brad Miller scored 19 points and Corliss Williamson had 18 Sunday night as the Sacramento Kings beat Atlanta, 117-92.
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Shareef Abdur-Rahim
VAP97122802-28 DECEMBER 1997 - VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA: Vancouver Grizzlies Shareef Abdur-Rahim chases a lose ball between Utah Jazz Howard Eisley (L) and Adam Keefe (R) during the first half as the Jazz visit Vancouver's GM Place, Dec. 28th. UPI/H.Ruckemann

Shareef Abdur-Rahim (born December 11, 1976 in Marietta, Georgia) is a retired American professional basketball player. He last played for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). On the basketball court, he played both forward or center positions. Abdur-Rahim was a standout player during his high school days. He left California after one year to enter the 1996 NBA Draft.

In his early NBA career, Abdur-Rahim was the star of the Vancouver Grizzlies franchise for five seasons. He was traded by the Grizzlies in 2001 and then played for the Atlanta Hawks and Portland Trail Blazers before joining his last team, the Sacramento Kings. Nicknamed "Reef", Abdur-Rahim was named an NBA All-Star in the 2001–02 season. He also played on the United States men's national basketball team that won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Prior to joining the Kings, despite the fact that he achieved solid statistics throughout his career, Abdur-Rahim held the NBA record for most number of games played without making a playoff appearance. Following persistent injuries to his right knee, Abdur-Rahim announced his retirement from basketball on September 22, 2008.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim is the second eldest sibling in a family of twelve children born to Aminah and William Abdur-Rahim. Abdur-Rahim, whose first name means "noble" and whose last name means "servant of the most merciful one," is a devout Muslim. He values his parents for their guiding influence on him since his youth and credits them with his life philosophy: "remember how you came on all your accomplishments and stay humble." From an early age, Abdur-Rahim was surrounded by family members who played basketball; his brother, Muhammad, played at the University of Detroit while his younger brother, Amir, played at Southeastern Louisiana University. Abdur-Rahim himself started playing competitive basketball at Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. At Wheeler, he was named "Mr. Basketball" in back-to-back seasons, and he led the school to a state title as a junior in 1994.

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