Posted June 3, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Jason Kidd Announces Retirement From The NBA! [Photo] [Video]

NBA: Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks

“My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after 19 years,” Kidd said in a statement. “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.”

Also in the statement, Knicks coach Mike Woodson said:

“Veteran leadership on and off the court was a huge factor for our team that recorded 54 victories and an Atlantic Division crown. Jason provided an incredible voice inside our lockerroom and I considered it an honor to say I coached him.’’ – nypost

1995 Rookies of the Year

1994-95 co-Rookies of the Year Grant Hill (l.) and Jason Kidd (r.) ended up retiring two days apart; Grant Hill on Saturday and Jason Kidd on Monday.

On the League’s all-time leaders lists he ranks: second in season-appearances (19), sixth in games played (1,391), third in minutes (50,111), second in assists (12,091), second in steals (2,684), third in three-point field goals (1,988), 50th overall in rebounds and first overall amongst guards (8,725), 71st in points scored (17,529) and third in triple-doubles (107). – nydailynews

10-time All-Star HOF Lock Jason Kidd Mr. Triple Double himself announced that he will be retiring from the NBA in a short statement released by the NY Knicks earlier today! Jason Kidd still had two years remaining on his three-year contract at $3 Million a year! 40-year old J. Kidd left the game (after a 19-year career) with a smile just the same as when he started as an excited youth out of Oakland, CA! The No. 2 overall pick out of California in the 1994 draft (Dallas Mavericks with Jamal Mashburn and Jim Jackson) instantly went on to share co-rookie of the year honors with Grant Hill; who coincidentally announced his retirement on Saturday night! Kidd played for the Dallas Mavericks twice, Phoenix Suns, NJ Nets, and the NY Knicks of course! Kidd made his mark on the game with triple-doubles and dead even numbers across the board! Kidd retired with 107 career triple-doubles (only behind Oscar Robertson and Showtime), second in steals and assists, third in three-point field goals, and the list goes on (read full reference above)! He finally met his ultimate accomplishment leading the NJ Nets to the NBA Finals back-to-back in 2002 and 2003, winning Olympic Gold in Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008, and finally winning one chip with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011!

Jason Kidd retires:

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J. Kidd Best Passers In the Game:

[youtube width=”625″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrjODnPC_9I[/youtube]

Jason Kidd Top 10 Assists:

[youtube width=”625″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__cNop3BY4s[/youtube]

Jason Kidd Mix:

[youtube width=”625″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tgqKy43vmw[/youtube]

J. Kidd rookie highlights:

[youtube width=”625″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91EBV4rXP1k[/youtube]

J. Kidd Team USA pass to Kobe Reverse on Argentina (Sydney 2000):

[youtube width=”625″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi1hENHcxfc[/youtube]

J. Kidd awesome ball-fake no look pass to Richard Jefferson (NJ Nets):

[youtube width=”625″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7mqB57LL4I[/youtube]

J. Kidd and Lebron James shoot for Guiness Record:

[youtube width=”625″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkMUnfJ6_Qc[/youtube]

J. Kidd high school dunk:

[youtube width=”625″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfy1vSl12tU[/youtube]

Jason Kidd as a Knick dagger three on Brooklyn Barclays:

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