Sunday, July 17th, 2011 at 3:18 pm  |  16 responses

Jason Kidd: ‘Hopefully I Got Three Years Left’

Could Jason Kidd play in the NBA past the age of 40? He seems to believe so. Via ESPN Dallas: “Jason Kidd has some time to enjoy himself after a long playoff run that resulted in the Dallas Mavericks’ first NBA title. What better way than joining the likes of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and former Stars Mike Modano and Brett Hull? When asked of his future plans Saturday during an on-course interview with Jimmy Roberts during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, Kidd had this to say: ‘Hopefully I got three years left. I have a year on my deal and then I would like to get past 40 and then watch the young guys play.’ The 17-year NBA veteran was also asked if he thought he’d never win a championship. ‘There was a point that I didn’t think it was going to happen, especially after Game 4 in Portland when we gave up the 20-point loss, but we stuck in there and we finally found a way to get it done.’”

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  • stayweird38

    He should of retired a champ

  • NJ4Life

    “Older” players who retire after winning their first championships look like chumps who rode the coattails of the team’s star (I’m lookin at you Glove, Antoine Walker). Defend your title, show you still love the game enough that a championship isn’t forcing you to retire.


    You can’t compare Kidd with Gary and Antoine. Kidd is clearly one of the leaders on that Mavs team. Payton and Walker on the other hand were clearly complimentary role players deferring to Shaq and Wade. So its 2 totally diff opposite scenarios. Besides, Kidd has been back w/Dallas for the past what? 3 seasons? GP and Walker didn’t last that long n Miami if I remember correctly.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspost.com The Philosopher

    One of my favorite players of all time.
    In my opinion, there are no other players in the League who love the Game more than Jason Kidd or Kobe Bryant.

  • SikhWitIt

    Gary didn’t retire immediately after the title, he played another year. Get your facts straight before you call out a legend son.


    Good point SikhWitIt. And I should add I don’t know how anyone could call GP a “chump”.

  • Towelie

    And Kidd isn’t a complementary player to Nowitzki?

    GP wasn’t a leader???

    Riddle me that.

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    i dont think he has 3 years left

  • rich

    the beauty of kidd’s situation is he can definitely play ATLEAST 3 more years w the mavs so long as barrea and terry stay on board doin much of the heavy lifting, all he needs to do is be on the floor and that gives any team stability specially now that he finally learned how to play d and bcz of his improved J, bold prediction, in a shortened season due to the lockout, i say kidd comes out w a nba 1st team performance, mavs aint gna repeaat but will go deep into the playoffs then he should retire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Anybody calling Gary Payton a chump simply doesn’t know enough basketball at all. He is the only point guard to EVER win Defensive Player of the Year. C’mon now.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    the beauty of Jason kids game, and I’ve said this before a few times as appropriate comments is that Jason Kidd has REFINED his ability to contribute in NBA games…. defending LeBron James and Kevin Durant during clutch situations on the way to the championship is a sure example of this. His basketball IQ and leadership is near-unrivalled by any of the younger floor generals, he’s as strong as an ox to boot.
    When you can help your team win with stat line the likes of 7 pts, 6 assists, 4 boards and a steal a game your going to be supporting everyone else out there…along with the heady veteran leadership.

  • SikhWitIt

    NJ4Life lost all credibility with that comment. Best use a new username from now on lol.


    @ Towelie. Clearly….u….did…..not….read…every…single…word….of…my…comment.

  • SwissArmyKnife5

    Yo Dacre summed it all up if you don’t agree with his post A.you don’t Like Jason Kidd or B.You don’t like basketball.