Veteran guard Darren Collison unexpectedly announced his retirement from the NBA on Friday night.  The surprising move comes as the 31-year-old was about to hit free agency.

According to Collison, a Jehovah’s Witness, he decided to leave millions of dollars on the table in order to continue volunteering to help others.

Via The Undefeated:

Basketball has been my life since I was a child. I could never imagine finding anything that brings me more joy than I get from playing the game. While I still love basketball, I know there is something more important, which is my family and my faith. I am one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and my faith means everything to me. I receive so much joy from volunteering to help others and participate in a worldwide ministry. The joy I feel is unmatched.

With that being said, I have decided to retire from the NBA.

We’d love to hate on the move, but we can’t.  If he would rather spend his time helping others around the world, how could you hate on it?

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