Former Knick Bernard King was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame today. King played for the Knicks from 1982-1987 and established himself as one of the greatest pure scorers the team– and the league– has ever seen. King holds the Knick record for points in one game with 60, and is very popular amongst NBA fans despite having his career derailed by knee injuries.
Future Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd announced his retirement from the NBA Monday after 19 years in the league. Kidd played one year with the Knicks to wrap up a legendary career in which he played for the Mavericks, Nets, and Suns. Let’s take a look at Jason Kidd’s storied career in numbers:
2nd all-time leader in assists
2nd all-time leader in steals
3rd all-time leader in triple-doubles
3rd all-time leader in three-pointers
10 time All-Star
6 time All-NBA selection
Rookie of the Year
Naismith High School Player of the Year
9 time All-Defensive selection
All-Star Skills Challenge winner
Olympic Gold Medalist
Kidd’s career is over, and his retirement probably came at the right time. He will be remembered as one of the greatest, smartest players to ever play the game and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame 5 years from now. His salary will come off the books for the Knicks immediately. Congratulations to Jason on a magnificent career, and hopefully we will see him in a coaching spot soon.