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Leicester Riders’ long-serving captain Barry Lamble has announced that the current season will be his last in professional basketball.
Lamble is close to finishing his tenth season with the Riders in which time he has lifted six pieces of silverware in the BBL including the most recently claimed BBL Championship for a second time.
The 33-year-old will celebrate ten years at the club with a testimonial event at the Leicester Sports Community (LCS) Arena in July.
Explaining his decision, Lamble said: “The time has come for me to hang up my boots and move onto pastures new.
“I’ve had an amazing 10 years in Leicester at a club that will always be close to my heart. I have decided that it is time to finally listen to my body and finish my professional playing career.
“Every trophy we’ve won are obvious highlights of my time here, but my time at the club has been about so much more than just silverware. The long time fans that I would now class as friends, my team mates over the years, some of which I would now class as brothers.
“Thanks to everyone involved at the club who has made these 10 years so amazing and special for me, it’s been an epic decade.”
“In the future I look forward to coming to games on the weekend, enjoying a beer and watching the team continue to flourish for years to come.”
The second leg of Leicester’s BBL Playoffs semi-final this weekend will mark Lamble’s final home game at the club.
Tickets to attend Lamble’s testimonial on July 9th can be purchased here to see ‘Barry’s All Stars’ take on ‘Lamble’s Legends’