Found March 28, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
So few players get to write their own endings. The greats typically get cut down as father time catches up to them and their bodies break down. Many hang on for too long or get squeezed unceremoniously out of the league. Jason Kidd, one of the great all-time point guards in the NBA's history, signed a three-year deal with the Knicks this summer while on the doorstep of his 40th birthday (which was last week). Kidd had a bit of a renaissance in the second (or maybe it is the third) act of his career. With Dallas, he did not have the same speed as before but redefined himself to be a shooter while keeping the passing game. He was no longer _ason Kidd as he hit jumpers in key spots for a championship team. He wanted one more shot and returned to the New York area, where he had his MVP-caliber seasons with the Nets. And things were working out well. Now . . . not so much. And Kidd is finding out at 40 that his body and his abilities are not aging well. He told Zach Braziller...
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