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Jason Kidd Retires, Leaves $6 Million On The Table
Business Insider ^ | 06/03/2013 | Tony Manfred

Posted on 06/03/2013 12:57:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd has retired after 19 years in the NBA.

He's leaving money on the table.

Kidd still had two years on his contract. He would have been paid $6 million if he finished out his contract. But after a disappointing playoffs where he looked over-matched against younger opponents, he has decided to hang it up.

He also made $184 million in his NBA career, so another $6 million isn't make-or-break.

Here's his statement (via Alan Hahn):

"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 and every one of my teammates and coaches that joined me on the court."

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TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: jasonkidd; nba; retire

1 posted on 06/03/2013 12:57:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I played basketball in 7th grade and 8th grade.

I could save them $100,000 and work for a year for $5.9 million.

Just saying.


2 posted on 06/03/2013 12:58:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad more politicians couldn’t follow his example and retire after they become more of a liability than an asset.


3 posted on 06/03/2013 12:59:23 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: SeekAndFind

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
* Led the longtime-losing New Jersey Nets to two NBA Finals in 2002-03
* Won and NBA Championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011
* Ranks third on the career list with 107 triple-doubles
* Finished third all-time in 3-pointers made.
* Ranks Second as NBA's All time assist leader
* Ranks Seconds as NBA's All time steals leader
* Two Olympic gold medals

4 posted on 06/03/2013 1:02:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Kidd was an inspiration to us old dudes.


5 posted on 06/03/2013 1:14:43 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmmm...he has NO tatoos......


6 posted on 06/03/2013 1:45:19 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: SeekAndFind

In 2002 the Spurs had a chance to quit Tony Parker (still a rookie kid) and hire Jason Kidd who was putting up better numbers than Parker.

With no disrepect to Jason Kidd - the Spurs made the right call in keeping Parker


7 posted on 06/03/2013 2:27:49 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Parker is a better and more lethal scorer, no doubt about it.

But will Parker be as good as Kidd when he gets to be the latter’s age?


8 posted on 06/03/2013 2:29:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeppers.

As long as Coach Pop is micro-managing his minutes. Look at how Pop has carefully watched Tim Duncan’s minutes. Timmy is 37 and is putting up better numbers than he did last year and the year before.

How in the world is that possible? Its all Popovich’s careful time management.


9 posted on 06/03/2013 2:38:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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The key to the Spurs-Heat matchup is Popovich, more than any of his players.

Can a single great player beat a disciplined and well trained team? We will soon find out.

10 posted on 06/03/2013 8:51:51 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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