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As basketball great Jason Kidd retires, a look at his 19-season highlight reel

As Jason Kidd retires, a look at his 19-season highlight reel

The kid is finally calling it quits. After 19 seasons and one, glorious NBA championship, veteran Jason Kidd announced his retirement on June 3.

In a statement, Kidd, 40, said his time in the NBA "has been an incredible journey" and thanked all of his former teammates and coaches.

Kidd's retirement announcement came on the heels of another ’90s legend, Grant Hill. The guards shared Rookie of the Year honors in 1995, prompting an out-of-this-world themed video titled "A Rise to Stardom." 

Although Kidd spent the majority of his career with the Dallas Mavericks, he retired a New York Knick. In the course of his illustrious career, Kidd also played for the New Jersey Nets and the Phoenix Suns.

Kidd's career was full of accolades, and he finishes with the second-most assists and steals (12,091 and 2,684, respectively) of any player in the history of the NBA. 

"Jason's value to the Knicks and the National Basketball Association cannot be quantified by statistics alone," Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald said in a statement. "Everyone here in New York saw firsthand what a tremendous competitor he is and why Jason is considered to be one of the best point guards, and leaders, the game has ever seen."

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Jason Kidd spent eight seasons as a Dallas Maverick. Photo by Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons