Team USA legend David Lee has stated in an interview to Argentina’s Voleybolplus.com that he is contemplating retirement after winning the country’s domestic title with UPCN. An Olympic gold medalist in 2008 and a World Champion in 2015, Lee is currently 36 years old and has just finished his first season in South America. Here is his full statement:
“I think that at 36 years old, this is the final title of my career. I loved this first year in South America . The people, the fanaticism, everything is amazing, an experience of lifetime.”
Although several media outlets took the statement as a retirement announcement, Lee was quickly to take to Instagram as to dispel any false reports:
“I recently gave an interview in Spanish stating that I was unsure about my future in the sport, if I would return to UPCN or volleyball in general. I have not decided to retire but it is something I’ve considered.”
With both the FIVB Nations League and World Championship only a few months away, fans have flooded his social media accounts asking him to hold on to his farewell just a little bit longer. Undoubtedly, the former Team USA’s captain experience alone should be considered an important commodity for when coach John Speraw chooses his roster. Will Lee listen to the fans?
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