First Grant Hill hangs up his Fila’s, now Jason Kidd hangs up the Nike’s. It seems like my childhood is ending right before my eyes. Dog I’m getting old but that’s besides the point.
Kidd played for 19 seasons after being drafted in 1994, yeah think about it man that’s a long time. Kidd played for the Mavs 2xs, Suns, New Jersey Nets and Knicks. He also was co rookie of the year with Grant Hill, an All Star 10xs, All NBA Defensive 9xs (1st or 2nd), All NBA 6xs (1st or 2nd team) and an owner of one NBA Title.
Kidd was never a lethal scorer but he made due. He was a master creator for his teammates on the floor, he will be remembered most for his great passing ability, one of the greatest point guards to ever play. For his lack of scoring he made up for it with the hands of a ninja on defense plus the size to guard multiple positions. Kidd even had a few pair of dope Nike’s which didn’t hurt his fan appeal either.
Don’t hold Kidd’s last year against him, this guy got many players max deals with his ability, Kenyon Martin and Richard Jefferson probably are thanking him as I write for their hefty bank accounts right now. Once I got to college I tried to base my game off of his style, I called it a fusion between him and Dre Miller. Kidd was dope man, enjoy your free time, the Hall of Fame will be waiting on you.