This article is cross-posted at Spurs World. San Antonio Spurs backup point guard T.J. Ford abruptly retired Monday following the latest scare to his surgically repaired spine, which once sidelined him for an entire NBA season and hampered the dazzling promise that made him a college star.Spurs' T.J. Ford chose to retire after his latest injury at the age of 28.Ford told reporters that lying motionless March 7 on the court against the New York Knicks wasn’t the first time it had happened, and he decided to walk away while he still had a chance. He was playing just his 14th game in an injury-prone season when Knicks guard Baron Davis elbowed him in the back, knocking him to the ground.The 28-year-old Ford didn’t move for several minutes and wobbled while being helped off...

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