Ali Peek has already reach the peak of his career, announces retirement

Man Mountain Ali Peek has finally call it a career in the PBA after announcing his retirement in the League.

The 6-foot-4 Peek announced his retirement on his official Twitter account @mtnpeek on Wednesday.

“2day I retire from professional basketball. I thank my family, loved ones, friends, team, coaches, management, and God:) what a ride!” Peek tweeted.

Talk 'N Text coach Norman Black also confirmed Peek's decision to retire, telling that the man-mountain will surely be missed by the Texters and the pro league.

Thanking TNT Fans
The left-handed Talk ‘N Text power forward also took the time to thank the PBA, Tropang Texters fans, and the basketball-crazy Filipinos in general for the warm support he received during his years of playing in Asia’s pioneering pro league.

“I also want to thank all of you! The die-hard PBA fans who continued to support the league all these yrs! Please keep it up!!!:),” he said.

“I also want 2 thank the Philippines n it's great people! I believe the Filipinos are the most passionate bball fans in the world!!!”

“And I cannot n will not ever 4get my beloved Blue and Yellow Talk n Text fans!!!@theTNTnation :) thank u for always supporting us!God bless,” added Peek, who turned 39 last February 13.

A potent inside force during his prime, Peek played just nine games in the Philippine Cup this season after being relegated to the reserve list during the eliminations owing to a nagging injury.

Black managed to squeeze out the best from his grizzled veteran big man during the time he was on the active roster.

Peek averaged 4.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in helping the Tropang Texters reach the quarterfinals of the All-Filipino before losing to the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers.

Peek's Career

Peek was selected third overall during the 1998 rookie draft by the now defunct Pop Cola.

On November 2007, Peek, along side 
the Tigers 2008 first round pick, was traded to Talk N Text in exchange for Asi Taulava.

The Hawaii-born Peek owns PBA career averages of 11.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 1.0 assist in 16 seasons playing for teams Pop Cola, Alaska, Coca-Cola, Sta. Lucia, and Talk `N Text.

Because of his lack in height as a big man, standing only at 6"4', despite his perceived presence in the low post as a top player in the PBA and judging by his stats, he remains not to be selected by the Philippine national team.

On November 7, 2011, Peek was shot in the neck by an unidentified gunman at the parking lot of the RFM Sports Center in Pioneer in Mandaluyong City.He was rushed to the hospital and was out of danger. He almost retired because of that incident but he decided to return to active play.

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