In a social media post, Livingston said: "After 15 years in the NBA, I'm excited, sad, fortunate and grateful all in one breath. Hard to put into a caption all of the emotions it takes to try and accomplish your dreams. I wasn't supposed to be here. Anybody that has beat the odds understands the mental and emotional strain it takes to inspire yourself on an uphill war, let alone inspire others."
"The (injuries) gave me a chance to find and prove to myself (and the world) that I wouldn't be defined by my circumstances," Livingston said. "With my time in the League what I will be most proud of is the fact that my character, values and faith were tested, and I persevered."