Jason Kidd Lashes Out Against Nets
Man, this dude just seems to be such a whiner these days. Once you’ve gotten your wish and moved on, I’d say it’s probably a good idea to just keep to yourself and not answer the questions about a previous team, or wait it out. Not the case for Kidd who decided to go on the record and virtually bash the Nets in an effort to defend himself. As for the suggestion he quit on the Nets and called in sick to work, his response:
“I didn’t quit on the team, the ride was over. At the end of the day, I gave everything that I could give to the Nets. There were no more rabbits that I could pull out of the hat. There were no more rabbits that Rod (Thorn) could pull out of a hat. That is as far as they could go. I took them as high as I could.”
“Those people should share in the responsibility of taking some blame, too. I don’t mind taking the blame, but don’t just throw everything on my shoulders. We win as a team and lose as a team.”
Everything New Jersey did seemed to revolve around accommodating Kidd. They fired Byron Scott, they signed Jason to a massive deal, they brought in Zo, and now, they finally let him go and dealt him to a contender. I love Kidd’s play on the court, but dude seems to be such a head case off of it. You would he think he’d have felt more committed to helping the Nets compete based on the contract they signed him to, but I guess that’s not the case.