According to THE STAR-LEDGER (NJ), the eight-player trade between the Mavs and Nets is pretty much dead, thanks to NBA superstar Devean George’s desire to block the deal.
You’d think Jason Kidd would be pretty upset about this, but alas, he’s completely charged about staying with a team that’s seven games under .500. I always find it fun to go back and compare quotes from someone who thinks they are being traded and then quotes later after they find out the trade isn’t happening.
When Kidd thought he was being traded:
“We tried to make this work. We’ve found out it doesn’t. It’s time for us all to move on.”
And now that the deal looks dead?
“There’s a lot of personality in that locker room, a lot of great guys that I’ve played with for seven years. It’s an opportunity if I can go back and we can try to make the playoffs.”
I always knew saying someone has a nice personality was code for being ugly, but apparently it works when discussing your teammates too.
I understand that Kidd is extremely talented, but has there ever been a worse teammate? He never hesitates to throw teammates under a bus, has been known to (allegedly) fake migraines, and always wants out when things are going poorly. It’s a good thing he doesn’t assault women or anything, because that would be really unsavory.