Tyler Bernardini and Eric Robertson call time on basketball careers

Tyler Bernardini and Eric Robertson both announced that Sunday’s Play-Off Final was to be the last game of their respective basketball careers.

The duo helped Leicester Riders complete a second treble in a row as they defeated London Lions 81-60 at The O2 Arena, in London.

Robertson had just completed his second season having earned a place on the BBL All-Defensive Team of the Year and also studied at Loughborough University.

Meanwhile, Bernardini had been with the club for four years including a spell as captain as the successor to Barry Lamble – winning eight BBL titles in total.

“This was my last game of professional basketball,” he revealed.

“It’s been an incredible way to finish the season and to be treble winners for the second year in a row is a fantastic accomplishment.

“I’m so proud of everyone – we’ve had to battle through so much this season.

“It’s been a great for years here, and previously in Italy.

“I’m at a point in my life where I’m not getting any younger – injuries hurt a little more than they did – and I’m ready to move on to a life outside of the sport.”

Thank you 🙏🏻

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The BBL wishes both players the best of luck in their future careers.