In 1999, the Chicago Bulls selected Elton Brand with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. Seventeen years later, Brand finally has retired from the league.
He lasted just two years with the Chicago Bulls and spent 11 seasons on losing teams around the league, but Brand was a model of consistency in the NBA.
Brand averaged more than 18 points and nine rebounds per game through his first eight seasons before tearing his Achilles in 2007. He fought back to rehab from the injury and continue to produce for nearly another decade before deciding to retire.
NESN.com’s Rachel Holt tells you what Brand had to say at the conclusion of his career in the video above.
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