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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  17 responses

Jason Kidd Looking to Play Two or Three More Seasons


Back in March, Kidd talked about walking away from the game if there was a lockout next season. But now that he’s a newly-crowned NBA champion, Jason seems to have found the will to keep playing for a while longer. From the Dallas Morning News: “After 17 seasons in the NBA and three trips to the Finals, Jason Kidd finally added a championship ring to his resume. The future Hall of Famer is 38-years-old and has nothing left to prove. So, how much longer will he play? Following the conclusion of Sunday night’s 105-95 series-clinching victory in Miami, Kidd was asked how many years he has left in him. ‘With this group, hopefully another two or three,’ Kidd told the television cameras. ‘I feel great, and being around younger guys and working on my game, and them believing in me, helped me compete every day.’ Kidd, who signed a three-year deal with the Mavericks before the 2009-10 season, said in March that he had a contract to fulfill. However, he also admitted that something could change his mind — an NBA lockout.”

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  • AT33

    Come back Kidd and do it again!!!

  • Groves

    i want him to stay but i don’t mind if he goes, hope he wins another chip

  • neaorin

    Must be awesome for guys like Dirk, Terry, Marion, Peja… to be around Kidd every day and be referred to as “the younger guys”.

  • rich

    i thought kidd was old when the nets were playing for the title lol.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Make it 4 years!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I personally would pull a David Robinson and retire a champ.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Now that Shaq has retired is Kidd the oldest?

  • $tev3

    Enigmatic thats what I was gonna say
    LakeShow prolly

  • jumpman

    Kidd should just quit now. Like all greats, including Jordan, they keep playing because they believe that they’ll win a few more, but end up losing. Won’t you just be happier retiring with a win?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Kurt Thomas is the oldest in the L.

  • flipnoyce

    The way he played against younger superstar, I don’t see anything wrong with it.He was more than capable of keeping up with the young cats.So, keep it going until your body stop cooperating! 40 is the 30′s KIDD!!!!

  • Karley

    He did great why stop? Add a few million to your retirement and go out as a future hall of famer. Ha Mavs can do it again next season with a few tweaks, a decent back up pg and somebody with the power to drop 20 a game along with dirk.

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    Forget his age, it’s just a number, if he can still play for 28-32 mins in the biggest stage of the league, go up against its most potent scorers, contribute and make plays –then he can still play. Kill that “retire as a champion” noise, Jason Kidd is still the smartest player in the L and if he says he can still endure 3 more seasons, then go get your repeat on Jason.

  • MikeC.

    If Roddy Buckets is indeed the PG of the future, and starts to actually play like it, then Kidd should stick around as long as he wants to and as long as he’s wanted. Nobody embarrassed him in the playoffs this year. Carlisle has figured out how to use/hide Kidd on D by switching him to the 2 or going zone. Mentor Buckets for a couple seasons and retire. Even if the Mavs don’t win again in Kidd’s career, he’ll still retire a champ. It’s not like helping the next generation get better takes away the 2011 ring.

  • MikeC.

    I’m Wilford Brimley and I have diabetes.

  • al

    kevin willis!!!

  • al

    @ age 44!

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