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Jason Kidd’s Quest for a Ring Goes Unnoticed in Dirk’s Shadow

by BSO Staff | Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2011

When reeling off the all time point guard list, it’s inconceivable that too many names will be said before that of Jason Frederick Kidd.

This season marks the 19th year since Kidd entered the league and it wouldn’t be farfetched to say he could play two to three more years.  Nevertheless, this is the year that offers the best and what might be the last shot at the championship ring that has eluded Kidd for his career.

With the pending labor dispute on the horizon, there’s a very serious chance that this will be the 38 year old Kidd’s last stand.  Despite being the oldest and most accomplished player on the Dallas Mavericks, it is Dirk Nowitzki who the media has sympathized with in need of a championship.

In a point guard dominated league, Kidd has managed to stay relevant and productive despite being the eldest of the bunch.  Showing that there’s still tread on left on the tires, Kidd has retooled his game becoming an effective three point shooter and even managing to record two of his 107 career triple doubles this year.  And despite being over-matched in speed and in most cases having a decade of seniority on them, Kidd has held up to the unenviable task of defending the Roses, Pauls, Williams, and Westbrooks of the league.

There have been countless arguments over where Kidd’s teammate Nowitzki ranks all-time in part to his superior performances this postseason.  Taking nothing away from the career of Dirk, but first the argument needs to be made where he ranks all-time on his own team.

Whether you want the Mavericks to win to certify Dirk’s legacy, redemption for the 2006 finals, or simply because you’re a fan…don’t forget the Kidd in those championship wishes.

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  1. Clenard Dow says:

    Kidd is the only reason I would crack a smile at the Mavs winning a title…reading that onion sports piece furthers my dislike of the Mavs

  2. Gabriel Garcia says:

    This is the third or fourth article I’ve read on this site and I have to see, this is the best basketball commentary I’ve found on the internet.

    I completely agree. Everyone’s so fixated on Dirk that they forget the other pieces to the puzzle. Kidd is such a talented basketball player, play maker, etc. I love seeing this guy on the floor because you know he elevates his team to another level. It’s funny because in these playoffs, I feel kind of bad for Bibby. He’s a great PG too, and his team got robbed in the 2002 WCF.

  3. Gabriel Garcia says:

    have to say*

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