In a way, there's something poetic about Jason Kidd announcing his retirement days after Grant Hill did. Juwan Howard, Kidd, and Hill are the last three remnants of the 1994 draft class; and it is only fitting to see Grant and J-Kidd, the 1995 NBA Co-Rookies of the Year, walk away side by side (our boy Juwan is still with the Miami Heat, and is in the running for another ring).
The 10-time All-Star is finally calling it quits after playing 19 seasons in the league, wherein he became the NBA's 2nd-all time leader in assists and steals. A beloved figure in Dallas (where he won an NBA Championship in 2011), New Jersey, Phoenix, and New York, Kidd leaves with career per-game averages of 12.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 8.7 assists.
"I've played the game for a long time," said Kidd on a radio interview with ESPN. "This was the time to move on." We guess we kind of saw this coming, given the steady decline in his game over the last few years, but it still stings, brah.
In line with Kidd's announcement, we would like to take this opportunity to induct another idol of ours into the FHM Hall of Fame. Scroll down below to see why.
...On the grounds that he donned a funky tie on his draft day
...On the grounds of entering, peaking, declining, and retiring alongside Grant Hill
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