Wednesday, September 21, 2011

39: Jason Kidd

Growing up with Gary Payton in Oakland its no surprise that he plays a lot like him. Playing on the courts of Oakland, California, where he was always playing against Payton who is 6 years older than him. Jason Kidd was a great Basketball player, like Payton he was a superb defender and a excellent passer. The only problem with his game is shooting percentage. Even though he wasn't able to shoot the ball very well he still was a amazing player. Which he Proved in his rookie year averaging 11.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and also led the NBA with triple doubles as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Kidd was apart of the "Three J's" with Jim Jackson and Jamal Mashburn which for some reason they got separated. In the 96-97 season Kidd was traded to the Suns where he made the All- Star team three times. After in 2001 Jason Kidd was traded to the New Jersey Nets. In his first season the Nets finished with 52-30 record, and one of his best seasons ever, which was so amazing that he finished second in MVP voting. The New Jersey Nets made the NBA finals in 01-02 season where they were swept by the Lakers. In 2005 -06 Air Canada had landed in New Jersey. Vince Carter unhappy with the teams results in Toronto he came to the Nets. Jason Kidd and Vince Carter became a dominant duo, and on April 7, 2007, the became the second teammates to record a triple double in the same game since Jordan and Pippen did it. Jason Kidd was amazing still getting triple doubles and still playing at a high level. Jason Kidd was traded back to where it all started in Dallas. The first two years back in Dallas the team was a contender and had all the pieces including Dirk Nowitzki. On November 12,2010 Jason Kidd through up an alley-oop dunk to Tyson Chandler which was his 11.000th assist. In the 2010-2011 Jason Kidd had accomplished what ever NBA player dreams of. He won the NBA Championship with the help of Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry. J-Kidd and GP grew up together, played together, and learned together, and while it happened so did two new styles.

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