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The rookie of the year duo from 95 retire days apart

Posted by shawn cassidy on June 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM


Grant Hill entered the league with super high hopes of being the next Jordan or Dr.J type. Sadly he wasn't able to live up to the lofty goals that the media put on his back. Injuries took over during his prime, and it took about 7 years before he finally played a key role for a NBA team again. He was reborn in Phoenix after being one of the best players in the mid to late 90's. 


ESPN

Los Angeles Clippers forward Grant Hill announced his retirement Saturday after a 19-year career in NBA.

Hill made the announcement on TNT before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers.

"I'm glad to say I'm done," Hill said. "I'm officially retired, moving on from playing. I had a great run. I'm announcing it now. ... I've been hinting at it the last few years. You get to a point where you just don't want to do it anymore but I've enjoyed it. I've loved it."




Kidd was consistent for most of his career. He reached the NBA Finals twice with the Nets, and he got his ring in 2011 with the Mavs. Kidd also finished second in MVP voting in 2002 behind Tim Duncan. Kidd retired second behind John Stockton in all-time assists.


ESPN

Jason Kidd announced his retirement Monday after 19 seasons as one of the best passing and rebounding point guards in NBA history.

The thought of retirement first began to creep into the New York Knicks point guard's mind around the All-Star break. But he didn't think seriously about it until recently. Over the weekend at a wedding in Georgia he made the decision.

"I think it is the right time," Kidd told ESPNNewYork.com. "When you think about 19 years, it has been a heckuva ride. Physically, I want to be able to participate in activities with my kids so it has taken a toll. It is time to move on and think about maybe coaching or doing some broadcasting.



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4 Comments

Reply paul
10:23 PM on June 3, 2013 
This brought some tears to my eyes.
Reply rcraig617
11:37 PM on June 3, 2013 
Kidd ad Hill were great players even at his old age j kidd won the knicks that game 1 this year vs the celtics which is a testament to him.
Reply paul
11:40 PM on June 3, 2013 
Kidd changed the culture of the Knicks, something Scal has said he is good at and Rondo is not good at.
Reply C'slife
1:10 AM on June 4, 2013 
Kidd I wasn't the biggest fan of when he was beating on the Celtics when his with the Nets. All is forgiven. I'm glad he got a ring.