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Former Net Jason Kidd has a message for Vince Carter

The Brooklyn Nets caused a stir on social media by announcing that former Net Vince Carter would have his jersey retired during the upcoming 2024-25 season. Many people in the NBA world had something to say about Carter’s jersey being retired for good, but that didn’t quite line up with the words of one teammate.

As part of the announcement video the Nets posted on their “X” account, Carter was able to see some of the best plays he’s made during his time with the franchise and give his reaction in real time. To make the event more interesting, he also got to see what one of his best teammates, Jason Kidd, had to say about having his jersey retired.

“Congratulations on retiring your number next to mine, number five (Kidd’s number with the Nets). We got five and 15 (Carter’s number),” Kidd said in the video. Kidd’s jersey was retired by the Nets organization during the 2013-14 season and was the last jersey to hang in the rafters of the Barclays Center prior to this announcement.

“You made the game so easy, maybe too easy,” Kidd continued. “Congratulations on an incredible career. I think you played 40 years somewhere in there. Well deserved, but I understand you were one of my best teammates in New Jersey. Once again, I made the game look easy, you made me look good. So thanks.”

Carter and Kidd spent four seasons together as members of the Nets, known at the time as the New Jersey Nets, and made the playoffs in three of those seasons. Although the duo reached the second round in two of those three seasons, they also had five combined All-Star appearances between the two, which seems to be the ultimate testament to their good looks.