The NBA has lost a lot of great talent over the years, but nothing is sadder than the news that has surfaced within the last week. Two NBA legends have finally decided to hang up their jerseys.
Earlier this week, Grant Hill announced that he would be retiring from the LA Clippers and the NBA. Now, his fellow Co-Rookie of the Year from the 1994-1995 season, Jason Kidd has decided to follow suit, leaving behind Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. These two players busted their behinds for the teams they played for in the NBA. Kidd was a 10 time NBA All Star who played on the NBA Championship Team in 2011 with the Dallas Mavericks and also the 2000 and 2008 Olympic Teams that won gold.
Hill is a 7 time NBA All Star, who played for the 1996 Olympic team that won Gold. After winning two National Titles with Duke in college, was unable to grab a ring in the NBA. However he won the NBA sportsmanship award 3 times in his career and played for the Magic, Pistons, Suns and Clippers in his 19 year career.
It may be sad to see these two greats, who came into the NBA in 1994, leave, however after 19 years of amazing play, I am more than certain that both men will make it into the NBA Hall of Fame.
What do you think about these two greats retiring? Will they make the Hall of Fame. What will the Clippers and Knicks do without these veterans? Discuss with us here at #PTP!