The Dallas Mavericks and veteran point guard Jason Kidd have agreed to a 3-year, $9 million contract after the Mavericks missed out on Brooklyn’s Deron Williams.Kidd has the second most assists in the history of the league (11,842), so it isn’t so surprising that Kidd can still find an NBA job, even at 39 years old.
But, for some reason, the Mavericks decided to give Kidd — who posted career-lows in points, assists and rebounds last season — a three-year deal. That means the Mavericks will owe Kidd millions of dollars when he’s 42 years old.
For some perspective, there are only five players in NBA history to play after reaching the age of 42: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dikembe Mutombo, Robert Parish, Kevin Willis and Nat Hickey (who two days away from being 46 years old when he last played).
If Kidd hangs around for the length of his contract, he’ll become the fifth oldest player ever, ahead of Abdul-Jabbar and behind Mutombo.
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