At the age of 40, Jason Kidd as decided to end his hall-of-fame career today. He cuts his current three year deal with the New York Knicks short, but his accomplishments in his career speak volumes.
From being co-rookie of the year in 1994 with Grant Hill, who retired the day before, to winning a NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. Kidd leaves the game a 10-time NBA All-Star and second in history for total assists and steals behind John Stockton.
“When you think about 19 years, it has been a heckuva ride. Physically, I want to be able to participate in activities with my kids so it has taken a toll. It is time to move…”, said Kidd during an interview with ESPNNewYork.com
For a Mavericks fan like myself, the best memories of Jason will be the championship run of 2011. Second would be the Mavericks marketing campaign of the “Three Js” with Jamal Mashburn and Jim Jackson.
When asked what he would do now with his free time he hinted towards broadcasting and surprisingly coaching. Then again, he is the ultimate floor general.
Thanks for the memories…
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