Multiple sources have reported in the past few days that 1995 Co-Rookies Of The Year Grant Hill and Jason Kidd are both retiring after 19 years in the NBA. Kidd will make the Hall of Fame, while Hill is unlikely to get in. Once upon a time, Hill had the much bigger future. Hill was the first heir apparent to Michael Jordan (not counting the overhyped Harold "Baby Jordan" Miner), while Kidd toiled on losing teams in Dallas and was as well known for his scorned lover role in his love triangle with singer Toni Braxton and teammate Jimmy Jackson, as he was as a basketball player.
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There was a time when these two guys, along with Shaq and Tim Duncan, were the future of the NBA. 3 of those 4 won rings and will make it into the Hall of Fame. Both players were a joy to watch even though Kidd always seemed like a brat. His passing made up for that though. Father time remains undefeated and the NBA has finally lost these two special talents.
|Grant Hill stats via Basketball-Reference|
|Jason Kidd stats via Basketball-Reference|
JR 6/03/2013 04:22:00 PM Tweet