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Star veteran Swin Cash announces retirement

New York Liberty forward Swin Cash has decided to retire at the conclusion of the season. Cash is in her 15th season in the WNBA.

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One of the best players to ever lace them up, and a key contributor for many teams, former All-Star and Olympian Swin Cash has decided that this will be her last year playing basketball.

The New York Liberty forward announced her retirement via The Players' Tribune:

This game I love saved my life after a cancer scare. It’s provided for me and my family. It’s given me championships in college and the pros. And it’s asked me whether or not I had the tenacity and perseverance to compete with and against the greatest athletes in the world, and take home the prize of prizes: an Olympic gold medal. Twice.

This game brought me opportunities that I never thought possible: building a league, being a part of history. It has taken me back to my home to impact real change. It has helped me build my community, build families and build young women.

Basketball has allowed me to live a life that I am fiercely proud of.

And it has taken me to this moment — the beginning of my 15th and final season in the WNBA.

Cash has been a winner throughout her storied career, and the game will surely miss her skill and charismatic personality.

Tonight, Cash and the New York Liberty take on the undefeated Los Angeles Sparks at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2.