By now, everyone has accepted and dealt with the notion that Kidd forced his way out of Jersey. It was obvious to anyone who followed the team: his agent was said to be demanding a trade (which Jason denied, naturally); Kidd sat out a game with a “migraine”; and when the point guard came out and said the Nets were terrible and had no hope, the writing was on the wall.
Kidd, though, insists that he was playing hard until his last second in a Net uniform.
“I didn’t quit on the team,” said Kidd. “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.”
Kidd, though hard to believe, does make an interesting point: His stay in the swamp ended the same way it began. With a victory.
The Nets visit their former point guard in Dallas this Saturday. Can you say Triple Double?