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NBA veteran Jason Kidd retires

other Updated: Jun 04, 2013 15:12 IST

Basketball star Jason Kidd brought the curtains down on a brilliant career, announcing his retirement after 19 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) league.

The New York Knicks’ guard, who turned 40 last March, also played for New Jersey, Phoenix and Dallas and averaged 12.6 points, 8.7 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.93 steals a game in his entire career, Xinhua reported.

"My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after 19 years,” Kidd said on Monday. Kidd was selected to the NBA All-Star for 10 times.

Kidd ranks second on the NBA’s all-time assist list with 12,091 and second in career steals with 2,684, sixth in games played with 1,391, third in minutes played at 50,111 and 3-point baskets at 1, 988 and is the NBA’s all-team rebound leader among guards with 8,725.