Knicks Gaming point guard Adam “iamadamthe1st” Kudeimati announced his retirement from the NBA 2K League on Wednesday night after two seasons and one championship.
The New Jersey native posted a heartfelt letter to the community on his Twitter page, saying, “never did I imagine in a million years that this league would go on to provide me a platform to experience such euphoria and to gain memories that are sure to last a lifetime.”
I would like to announce my retirement from the NBA 2K League.
Kudeimati was a key piece to the Knicks’ season one title run, in which the team went 5-9 in the regular season but secured a playoff berth through winning the Ticket tournament before taking down Blazer5 Gaming, Cavs Legion GC and Heat Check Gaming in the playoffs. Kudeimati earned Ticket Tournament MVP honors as the 15th-seeded Knicks pulled off one of the most remarkable tournament runs in NBA 2K League history.
Kudeimati was selected by Knicks Gaming, the affiliate of his hometown New York Knicks, in the fourth round of the inaugural NBA 2K League entry draft at 60th overall.
“I always knew my time as a player in this league would be short-lived, and so, I take solace in the fact that I am completely sure of my decision and its timing,” Kudeimati wrote.
As for what’s next for the 21-year-old, Kudeimati has a YouTube channel with 313,000 subscribers, where he posted a video just three days ago.
Knicks Gaming players and staff responded to the announcement on Twitter.
@iamadamthe1st GREEEEEEEEN! My favorite sound was you jumping up and screaming this, totally killing the spirit of the opponent over and over and over! Can’t wait to see what’s next for you. #tournamentkuda
@iamadamthe1st My roommate man a pure hearted guy imma miss you man and thanks for everything you did man you have my number I’m not about to keep writing and get mad 🥺🤦🏾♂️🖤 https://t.co/tgerRJx3Jg
@iamadamthe1st Thank you for everything you’ve given me and this league. Love you man 💙.