A time to be Selfish…

Watching no.32 dribbling the ball with wizardry making swift passes that even his team mates were babbling their mouth saying “how did he do that?” Magic Johnson personified the NBA and a young Jason Kidd all could do was to get into the court and mimic his idol.

Born in March 23, 1973 in San Francisco, California, Jason Kidd grew up in the streets of Oakland California. He was a gifted player who played in the different city courts of Oakland and everyday he has to face his arch nemesis Gary Payton.

He was trashed talk and sometimes left him with sleepless nights and hatred was all over him. Gary pushes Jason to the limit and had to constrain himself every time they’ve meet on the court. Jason and Gary became good friends and made his painful experienced a good lesson in patience and determination.

Jason is a born leader with stars written all over his forehead. Lead the St. Joseph highschool in Alameda California and was name the player of the year by Parade Magazine. High profile Colleges offered Kidd good and promising deal but instead Jason chooses to be close at home by choosing University of California an underrated school that was coming off a 10-18 record. He led a spot for his team in the All Pac-10 in which was a feat considering the school entered the All Pac-10 last 1959.

Drafted second in the first round of the 1994 rookie draft by the Dallas Mavericks second to Glenn Robinson and was eventually the co-rookie of the year award together with Grant Hill.

Jason was now playing like his idol. He and Magic make team mates look good and can develop a perennial star in every talent they could be with… Remember Steve Nash while he was a rookie in Phoenix…

Jason was just a win or two away from his ultimate dream of snatching the coveted Larry O brien cup. And although New Jersey could enter the playoffs I just couldn’t see Kidd winning a championship or a conference championship in perspective.

His determination and heart is a valuable asset in any game. He is for me the best point guard in the NBA right now. He always has a mentality of pass first a trait in which is a rare commodity in the NBA right now. An assist in definition is to lend support a stat that was Jason’s highest achievement. Jason has done a lot to the game and has been self less in giving passes. Now its your turn Jason… This is the time you go for your goal a time to be selfish as father time is catching on you… a trade this time is the only option and what better way to be with in a team you idolized…

 

With five seconds left…. 5, Kidd throws an alley oop to Bryant… and scores…3,2,1..end

team mates??

5 Responses to A time to be Selfish…

  1. […] hingedman wrote a fantastic post today on “A time to be Selfish⦔Here’s ONLY a quick extractDrafted second in the first round of the 1994 rookie draft by the Dallas Mavericks second to Glenn Robinson and was eventually the co-rookie of the year award together with Grant Hill. Jason was now playing like his idol. … […]

  2. fouledout says:

    i’ve been a long time fan of jason kidd. ever since i was in gradeschool, i already liked how he played.. i still collect his NBA cards now.. haha..
    it’s just a pity to see the nets drop their last 9 games.. things are pretty grim for the nets.. i hope they find a way to make it out of thew slump and reach the playoffs.

  3. hingedman says:

    in the weak east with the exception of boston and detroit i think the Nets have a good chance of going to the playoffs but the question is will they go all the way? Jefferson and Carter still have more years to come.. the only option for Kidd to get a championship ring is to be traded.. although i love to see him play in a laker uniform but he would be a perfect fit for San Antonio..

  4. fouledout says:

    but the nets are riding a 9 game losing streak.. it should be really hard to get out of that deep hole now.. jason kidd already demanded to be traded out of new jersey.. i dont blame him.. he works hardevery night chasing triple-doubles but his mediocre team (with the exception of RJ and VC) just cannot keep up with him.. i hope he gets to a contender team and wins a ring before he retires..

  5. fouledout says:

    but the nets are riding a 9 game losing streak.. it should be really hard to get out of that deep hole now.. jason kidd already demanded to be traded out of new jersey.. i dont blame him.. he works hard every night chasing triple-doubles but his mediocre team (with the exception of RJ and VC) just cannot keep up with him.. i hope he gets to a contender team and wins a ring before he retires..

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