2002-05-27 10:31 ☼ post
Today’s game was far more satisfying then Saturday’s Nets debacle.
The three charges Jason Kidd took in the fourth quarter were defensive daggers and his play overall was outstanding.
While Kidd isn’t the best shot in the world, I love his passing and defense. I remember watching him in person down at WSU when he was a freshman at Cal and there was one play he made that really sticks out in my mind. I believe Cougar guard Eddie Hill had the ball firmly in hand in the backcourt and was just thinking about turning and bringing the ball upcourt when Kidd darted in and plucked the ball cleanly from his grasp. For most defensive players that play would result in a tie up and a jump ball. You just don’t see that combination of strength and quickness on the basketball court on a regular basis.
I hope both Sacramento and New Jersey end up making it to the finals. I’d love to see Mike Bibby and Jason Kidd go head to head. These guys are my favorite 20-something point guards in the league by far.