David Lee called it a career with some literal fireworks.
The former two-time All-Star, Knicks first-round pick and Warriors world champion announced his retirement on Sunday with an Instagram post, saying his 12 seasons in the NBA were over.
“An epic night celebrating my retirement with my friends and family!” the 34-year-old wrote with pictures of the display and his group of revelers. “Thank you to my amazing fiancée [Caroline Wozniacki] for planning the surprise!”
Lee came into the league as a power forward from Florida and was the lone bright spot on many very bad Knicks teams.
He was an All-Star in 2009-10, when he averaged a career-best 20.2 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. He then went to Golden State in a sign-and-trade and continued to be a force in the paint and was again an All-Star in 2012-12.
He won an NBA title with the Warriors in 2014-15 as a reserve, then bounced around from Boston to Dallas to, finally, San Antonio last season, where he averaged 7.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
Two weeks ago Lee and Wozniacki, the tennis star, became engaged.