Former Spur Oberto retires


Former San Antonio Spurs center Fabricio Oberto has announced he will retire from the NBA due to health issues:

Portland Trail Blazers center Fabricio Oberto has announced his retirement from basketball due to recurrent palpitations stemming from a prior cardiac condition.

“I made this decision to put my health and my family in front of basketball,” Oberto said. “It was a tough decision to make after playing for so many years, but it was the right one.”

Oberto was signed by the Portland Trail Blazers this season but was suffering from dizziness during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks which prompted his decision.

He was a member of the Spurs 2007 team which won an NBA title against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

From a Spurs fans point of view he will be missed on the court. He brought the energy, the never-give-up attitude and not to mention the funny dance he did in San Antonio’s Alamodome in celebration of the Spurs 2007 NBA title.

We here at Project Spurs had the pleasure to interview Oberto this offseason. He spoke about his cardiac condition and was looking forward to playing this season.

To listen to the interview we did with Oberto click HERE.

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