Jason Kidd’s Trade Request Puts Pressure On Cleveland Cavaliers
My AM Take: Jason Kidd finally confirmed the worst secret in pro sports: he wants out of
"Sometimes, when you ride a wave, you get to the end and that’s all there is. That’s where we are," Kidd said in the interview.
"It used to be if I got a triple-double, that was an automatic win. That’s just not the case now. We tried to make this work. We’ve found out it doesn’t. It’s time for us all to move on.” (
Something was lost in yesterday’s hoopla, overshadowed by the unofficial becoming official. Last summer, as members of Team USA, Kidd and Cleveland superstar LeBron James discussed playing together.
The two established a chemistry on and off the court and began dreaming about playing together in the NBA. In November, Kidd told Sports Illustrated that he and James have had ”a little talk” about playing together with the Cavs. (
Cavalier GM Danny Ferry must keep James happy by trying to acquire Kidd. After all, The King holds the ultimate ace of spades-an early opt-out clause after the 2010-2011 season.
Ferry must attempt to acquire Kidd because James is watching. If the Cavs don’t make an effort, then they’ll have a disappointed superstar on their hands.
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