CLEVELAND — When the rosters for the event were first announced, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett stood out as one of the headliners of the 2022 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
And once the game tipped off at the Wolstein Center on Friday night, it didn't take long for the All-Pro defensive end to make his presence felt.
On what was one of the first plays of the game, rapper Quavo drove the lane for Team Walton. The Migos rapper's shot attempt, however, proved ill-fated, as it was met with a thunderous rejection by Garrett, who is playing Team 'Nique.
After the shot, Garrett playfully shared words with Quavo and another rapper on Team Walton, Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly.
While he's best known for sacking the quarterback on the football field, many of Garrett's hardwood highlights have gone viral in recent years. But out of fear of one of his best players getting injured, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski announced last June that the three-time Pro Bowl selection had retired from basketball.
"He retired," Stefanski said. "Congratulations on a great career for Myles. Really proud of him, but he's done."
Garrett, however, made it clear that the retirement was far from final.
"I feel like it's more of a 'Jordan retirement,' Garrett said, referring to NBA legend Michael Jordan's decision to play baseball before eventually returning to the Chicago Bulls "Now I've got to go back to what I'm good at, what I usually do. ... But next season, you never know. I might go back to basketball, I might go play baseball ... but there's more on the horizon right now. I've got to get back to what my main focus is."
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