One of the best parts of the Dallas Mavericks’ championship celebration was watching Jason Kidd hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a decorated, hard nosed veteran finally win his first championship.
Kidd began his career with the Mavericks in 1994, before the team traded him to Phoenix in 1997. After coming up short in the Finals with New Jersey in 2002 and 2003, Kidd was able to win his first championship with the organization that originally drafted him.
Talk about things coming full circle.
Here is what Jason Kidd had to say about what winning an NBA championship means to him, courtesy of NBA TV’s coverage:
“I can’t put this into words, what this means to me right now. The journey, I’ve played against the best players in the world. Playing 17 years in the league, coming up short twice. It’s a dream right now. Being 38 years old and having an opportunity, I’m just so happy for my team. They showed so much character during the season. We could have easily fallen off the edge of the map and people would have said ‘that’s Dallas.”
Joshua Sexton is a lifelong basketball fanatic, who watches as many games as possible. In addition, He has played and coached the game at the high school level. He has recently started writing about the game of basketball.