Today, Jason Kidd called it quits on his basketball playing career. The man was in the NBA so long, a lot of people forget how incredible he was in college.
Kidd was insane. I heard endless stories from those ahead of me about his passing prowess with the Golden Bears — he averaged 7.7 assists per game as a freshman and 9.1 as a sophomore — his ability to create off the dribble (13 points per game as a freshman, 16.7 as a sophomore) and his ability to pretty much lock down anyone — he averaged over three steals per game (THREE!) in both seasons at Cal.
Here are a couple of documentary-style pieces, via YouTube, of Kidd showing out in college. Seriously, watch these.
Kidd’s freshman season
Kidd’s sophomore season
There are a few more from both his freshman and sophomore seasons, but these should do enough justice to showing everyone just how magical this guy was on a basketball court.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go out and throw no-look and behind-the-back passes to anyone who will catch them.
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