Jun 3, 2013, 7:30 PM EST
However you had to know Kidd’s announcement would draw a lot of reaction from around the NBA as he is one of the most respected players in the league. After 19 years, he’s a guy a lot of players grew up watching.
Players — from former teammates to just fans — went to twitter to react.
Sad day. My boy jkidd is retiring. One of the best point guards ever and one of the fiercest competitors I have ever played with.—
Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) June 03, 2013
Congrats on a wonderful career JKidd..it was a honor playing against you after watching you dominate as a kid! Enjoy your retirement—
Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 03, 2013
S/o to Jason Kidd & Grant Hill on great careers 19yrs….Future Hall Of Famers !!—
John Wall (@John_Wall) June 03, 2013
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