Interview with Jason Kidd
I just saw a really good interview done by Maria Bartiromo with Jason Kidd regarding the NBA lockout, as well as his incredible career. As you probably know, Jason Kidd’s been in the NBA for 19 seasons, is a 10-time All-Star, 1995 Co-Rookie of the Year, and now (finally), 1-time NBA champion. If anyone deserves that accomplishment more, it’s him. However, I was intrigued by what he had to say about the lockout. Being that he’s been in the NBA since 1994, he went through the lockout in 1998, where the season was shortened to 50 games. He basically said that the sides are far apart, but he hopes everyone comes to an agreement and avoids a repeat of ’98.
This is exactly what a lot of people, myself included, have said. Many people have commented on how they’re pretty sure that David Stern wouldn’t let another season be shortened.
I was also intrigued by what he said about US players playing internationally. Basketball is now truly an international sport and hopefully someday we’ll have a coordinated system for drafts etc. (see my previous post on the draft).
Anyway, until next time, you know what it is.