The 2018 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class was inducted Friday, one of which was legendary point guard Jason Kidd. The talented point guard was the No. 2 pick in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks, where he spent two stints of his career with.
But it was his second stop with the Mavericks which he really wanted to talk about at one point during his Hall of Fame speech. Specifically, he wanted to take a fun jab at former teammate Dirk Nowitzki, letting the veteran forward know he “carried him.”
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It was a funny comment which Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (in the crowd) obviously enjoyed as well. The duo played together in Dallas from the 2008-09 season to 2011-12 and made the playoffs all four years. There was no more memorable season though than 2010, as the duo led the Mavericks to an NBA title.
For what it’s worth, both sides have a valid argument that they carried the team, but realistically, the championship came thanks to both players and a few others. During that season, Nowitzki averaged an impressive 23 points per game, while Kidd dished out 8.2 assists per game while averaging 7.9 points.
Source: Heavy Sports