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  • Updated: January 16, 2023

Maya Moore Officially Retires From Professional Basketball

Maya Moore Officially Retires From Professional Basketball

Minnesota Lynx great Maya Moore has announced her retirement from professional basketball at the age of 33.

Moore made the suprise announcement on Good Morning America on Monday.

This brings an end to her 7-year WNBA illustrous career having won four WNBA championships with the Minnesota Lynx, two Olympic gold medals with USA Basketball and two NCAA titles with UConn.

“Well, I think it’s time to put a close to the pro basketball life,” Moore told 'GMA' host Robin Roberts.

“I walked away four seasons ago but wanted to officially retire.

"This is such a sweet time for us and our family.

"The work we’ve done. I want to continue that in our next chapter.

"I want to continue to be present at home, for my community, for my family, [for my] little baby, for Jonathan but also doing work with Win With Justice, our nonprofit, to continue to bring awareness about prosecutorial reform."

Moore had stepped away from the WNBA in 2019 to help her now-husband Jonathan Irons win his release from prison.

She focused on criminal injustice reform as Irons was wrongly convicted of burglary and assault in Missouri and sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Shortly after Iron's release, the two got married in July 2020 and welcomed their first child in 2022.

Upon Moore's retirement, she will be eligible for the Naismith Hall of Fame next year since she stopped playing four years ago.

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