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Jason Kidd fires message at reporter before walking out of presser

Mavs coach Jason Kidd at his press conference

Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd did not forget about all the negative reports written about his team last season.

The Mavs beat the Houston Rockets Tuesday at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The 121-115 win improved the Mavs’ record to 11-6 for the season.

Mavs stars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving combined for 68 points to lead Dallas to victory. The pair scored 23 of the Mavs’ 37 points in the fourth quarter to put the Rockets away late.

Kidd was asked by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon about the thriving Irving-Doncic tandem this season. The question triggered Kidd into calling out the lack of coverage on the Mavs’ success this season as compared to their stumbles last season.

“You made a big deal about last year. But you’re not making a big deal about this year, because s–t’s going good, right? So write some positive s–t. … People will read your positive s–t. You don’t always have to be negative. … We can’t go back to last year. That’s the f—ing problem,” Kidd said before walking out.

It’s not the first time that Kidd has had some rather eyebrow-raising moments while speaking to the media as the Mavs’ coach over the years.

The Mavs entered Tuesday’s contest leading all teams in the Southwest Division. They’ve gotten off to a much better start after missing the play-in tournament entirely last season.

Kidd, who is in his third season with Dallas, has a 101-80 record as the Mavericks’ head coach

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