Jason Kidd Retires from the NBA

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An NBA legend has called it a career.

Following a dismal postseason for the New York Knicks, Jason Kidd announced his retirement today.

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"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."

Kidd, 40, exits as a guaranteed first ballot Hall of Famer.

The point guard is second all-time in assists and made the All-Star team on five occasions.

"The two things that are probably tied for first are winning a championship with the Mavericks and also being able to win a gold medal -- two gold medals with Team USA," Kidd said of what he's most proud of in his career. "And then underneath that will probably be sharing Rookie of the Year with Grant [Hill]."  

Hill is also 40 and also announced his retirement over the weekend.

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he's always been underrated