Monday, June 3, 2013

Jason Kidd steals Grant Hill's thunder

Two weeks ago after the Knicks were eliminated from the playoffs by the Pacers, I sent out this tweet:

Today Kidd decided to do just that.  He'll be remembered as one of the greatest point guards of all-time, but I wonder how much it will weigh on him to have ended his career in this manner.  I wrote a story about his record setting run of scorless-ness back on May 15th when it had reached 8 straight games; and then it continued for another 11 minutes over two more contests before his season came to an end.

I'm kind of shocked he decided to retire while in the midst of this incredible streak of offensive futility.  That's got to be an excruciatingly difficult thing for a professional athlete to do (like a healthy Derrick Rose choosing to sit on the sidelines and watch his team in the postseason?)

If it were me I think I'd come back next year for sure, score a few points in the first couple games, then think about calling it quits.  And I also would have waited another day or two to make my announcement out of respect for Grant Hill.


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