Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at 9:46 am  |  17 responses

Lockout Could End Jason Kidd’s Career

Not only would a lockout get Jason Kidd seriously thinking about retirement, but many other players as well. From ESPN: “The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement expires June 30, and the possibility exists that the owners of pro basketball teams could lock out their players, much like the NFL owners have done in their league. If an NBA lockout forces the cancellation of the 2011-12 season, the Mavericks’ Jason Kidd, considered one of the greatest point guards in league history, would consider retirement. ‘I’m just concentrating on this season,’ Kidd said after his Mavericks lost the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night, 97-91. ‘I take it one game at a time. When that time comes I will address that situation, but if there was a lockout and if there was no season, I probably would walk away because at 39, 40 years old, that is just too much for me to train and get back in shape.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Mars

    JKidd u need to keep teaching. You inspired us all. Modern day Magic. You will be missed if u go.

  • NJ4Life


  • http://www.angryarab.com Tariq

    Re:”Modern Day Magic”

    Kidd is one of the best point guards of all time, but I remember reading in SLAM– the year after the Nets lost to the Lakers in the finals– that if Kidd had to play center against the Lakers, the Finals would have ended in two games.

  • Yann Blavec

    Two game sweep.

  • Remo Williams


  • ClydeSays

    Only about 250 more assists and he overtakes Stockton for the All Time leader…

  • http://wwww.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    is that true cldye? kidd better get it. 100x better than nash

  • Gabe

    He’s 248 games played behind Stockton and 4301 assists behind him, I think you misread the stats.


  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Whoa, if that’s true, he only has to play one more season to break Stockton’s record.

  • AZ

    LMAO…hes never going pass stockton record. Modern Day magic, c’mon…thats gotta be a joke.
    Stockton 15,806 ast, Kidd 11,505.

  • NJ4Life

    I don’t think anyone’s is saying the number of assists relates him to Magic. It’s his vision. I’ve never seen a player with vision like Kidd with the exception of Magic. After Magic and Stockton, Kidd is far and away the best passer of all time.

  • jufu

    favorite player of all time, and brought my nets to relevance. i missed him when he went to dallas, and i’ll miss him even more.

  • greg

    nobody can break that record who is a hs senior in college or currently in the pros. that one is safe for another generation or 2 so we should talk about his actual vision and passing ability which is fair to say is on stocktons level

  • rich

    could u imagine him as a coach?” okay ur gonna throw it thru ur legs and off the backboard to ur big to throw the defense off” lol

  • MikeC.

    This potential lockout might take away so many of the game’s fading icons. Kidd, Shaq, Duncan, KG, Shuttlesworth, Grant Hill, Nash, Camby. A lockout will suck because it’ll be a season with no NBA ball, but the season that we get after will be so bizarre because a lot of big names we’re all used to seeing won’t be around all at once instead of retiring one or two at a time. It will be jarring.


    Jason Kidd was fun to watch in his prime.

  • King David

    cosign^ smh