He’s arguably one of the best point guards in NBA history. In fact, in 1994 he was the NBA‘s co-Rookie Of The Year with Grant Hill and he leaves an impressive legacy. According to CBSSports.com:
Kidd ranks second all-time in assists with 12,091, behind only John Stockton, who had 15,806. Kidd played in 113 fewer games. He’s the only player in NBA history with at least 15,000 points, 10,000 assists and 7,000 rebounds. Kidd is third all-time in triple-doubles (107), second all-time in steals (2,684), third in minutes played (50,111) and 71st in total points scored (17,529).
In his prime, he was the point guard you longed to see, developing a mean three-point shot while being quick and agile. After 19 seasons, he leaves the league with fond memories:
“My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after 19 years. As I reflect on my time with the four teams I represented in the NBA, I look back fondly at every season and thank each every one of my teammates and coaches that joined me on the court.”
Kidd is retiring with fellow baller Grant Hill who also announced his retirement. The may meet up with honors again in 2018 when they could both enter the NBA Hall of Fame.
While his last few games weren’t impressive, all in all Kidd should be proud. He has the championship ring he earned playing with the Mavericks in 2011 and two Olympic gold medals for his game in the 2000 and 2008 teams.
He an amazing player and should be looking ahead to a brighter future.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,