Andrew Bogut's retirement announcement came just as you'd expect from a man who'd built a career doing things his way.
Using his new Rogue Bogues podcast, Australia's first No.1 NBA draft pick came good on his promise the previous day on Twitter to announce "where he will be signing for the upcoming season".
The answer was "absolutely nowhere".
Bogut had been pondering his future since the NBL finals were cut short due to COVID-19 in March.
With a quick wit and fair slice of humour, Bogut was always happy to offer his honest opinion - his Twitter presence entertaining, dividing and blocking much like his time on court.
A Tweet referencing Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's controversial drug ban saw him threateningly heckled and even peppered by a bolt hurled from the stands during last year's World Cup in China.
But a quick look at Twitter on Tuesday showed the admiration the basketball world had for a distinguished 783-game NBA career that flourished despite regular injury.
An ankle complaint meant he missed London's Olympics but Bogut still played in three others.
He starred in Athens in 2004, proved equally as effective when the Boomers missed a medal by one basket in Rio 12 years later and, even aged 37, would have been a prized asset for returning coach Brian Goorjian in Tokyo next year.
He saved some of his best work for the green and gold, claiming tournament MVP honours as Australia's under-19 side trounced the United States on the way to World Cup glory.
National college player of the year in 2005, Bogut became the first Australian taken at No.1 in the draft before lighting up the NBA with Milwaukee.
A gruesome fall under the rim in 2010 left him with horrific hand, wrist and elbow injuries that ended perhaps his best individual season.
While he led the NBA in blocked shots for the Bucks in 2011, the setback stalled his rise as an out-and-out star.
Still athletic and a defensive rock, Bogut's court sense and silky passing game remained and he found the ideal home alongside Steph Curry at the Golden State Warriors.
Bogut was used sparingly in the Finals as the Warriors won the 2015 title but, named on the NBA All-Defensive second team, he was heavily credited by the team's stars for their rise.
His absence was felt the following season, Bogut helping the Warriors win an NBA-record 73 games before a knee injury cut short his finals series in the fifth game.
The Warriors lost in seven games, LeBron James lifting offensively in Bogut's absence to leave fans wondering what might have been.
Traded to Dallas to make room for Kevin Durant at the Warriors, Bogut found his way to the Cavaliers but lasted less than a minute after breaking his leg.
His arrival at the Sydney Kings was heralded as the crowning moment of the NBL's resurgence with Bogut going on to claim MVP honours and earn another post-season cameo with the Warriors in 2019.
A brutal World Cup schedule last year in China, where the team again finished an agonising fourth, pushed the centre to the brink.
One last shot with Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, Matthew Dellavedova and Joe Ingles beckoned in Tokyo next year but finally his body said no.
Australian Associated Press