This off-season, Jason Kidd decided to sign with the New York Knicks and not re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks. Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban wasn’t pleased.
“I’m sure I’ll get over it at some point,” Cuban said on a Dallas radio in August, “but as of now, I wouldn’t put J-Kidd’s number in the rafters.”
It took Jason Kidd awhile to respond, but after Wednesday’s practice he finally did.
“I don’t play for a jersey in the rafters, I play for my teammates. Cuban owns the team so he has every right to his opinion. The one thing he can’t take away is the championship ring that we helped him get,” Kidd said via TheNYPost.com.
Teammate Tyson Chandler who also won a championship with the Mavericks chimed in.
“It’s a different team than I played with, especially with Shawn Marion going down and Dirk not being there,” Chandler said. “It’s not the same, but Dallas will always have a special place in my heart because we won a championship together.”
I sense some salt from Mark Cuban, but Kidd is right.
Regardless of how they feel about each other now, they will always have won that championship together.