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Jason Kidd Biofile (1994)

Published by on June 4, 2013 filed under BioFiles   ·   Comments (0)
Jason Kidd Biofile (1994)  | read this item

Status: NBA guard from 1994-2013 with Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets, NY Knicks and Phoenix Suns.

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 205

DOB: May 23, 1973 In: San Francisco, CA

Childhood Heroes: “Martin Luther King, my parents (Steve and Anne).”

Basketball Inspiration: “Magic Johnson. He always supported his teammates. Always. Even when they were down. I always liked that part of his game. Growing up on the west coast I got to see him a lot. I dreamed of following in his footsteps.”

Favorite Movies: “Godfather I, II, III.”

First Job: “Cleaning and preparing houses to be shown (age 15).”

First Car: “1987 silver Toyota van.”

Nicknames: “Whiz Kid, Jay, JKidd, Justin. (“…That’s what Michael Jordan called Jason when he was speaking to our team,” informed former Cal teammate Lamond Murray. “We all thought he knew who Jason was. It was so funny that we started calling him Justin.”)

Early Basketball Memory: “When Dr. J slam dunked on Michael Cooper (during 1983 NBA Finals). It was incredible.”

Favorite Meal: “Chinese.”

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: “Froot Loops.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Vanilla.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Being named Nesmith Player of the Year in 1992.”

Hobbies/Interests: “Playing golf, riding horses, tennis, experiencing different foods.”

Favorite Arena To Play: “Rosemont Horizon.”

Favorite Athletes Today: “Deion Sanders. Joe Montana. Jerry Rice.”

Funniest Players Encountered: “Jerry Walker. Chris Webber.”

Toughest Competitors Encountered: “Travis Best. Gary Payton. Tyus Edney.”

Interesting Fact: “I’m shy.”

Last Halloween Costume: “An old man.”

Best Book I Read: “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.”

Favorite Non-Basketball Sport To Play: “Golf.”

Favorite Non-Basketball Sport To Watch: “Baseball.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “Underdogs. People who are overachievers.”

Future Ambition: “Owning a million-dollar corporation. Being my own boss.”

College: University of California.

(Note: This interview was done in NJ in 1994 at a basketball camp at Seton Hall University.)

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