HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #32 Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd was a special player, the type of leader that didn’t grace the court often. He hustled, he was vocal, he contributed in all facets of the game. Kidd’s narrative ended with a Championship, unlike Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing, and others on this list. Kidd was also fortunate to be a real contributor to his Championship squad unlike Gary Payton. But, before he won in Dallas Kidd was a perennial MVP candidate …

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The Failures that Crafted the Legends

Winning defines all athletes, especially the superstars. But, what about losing? Most have to fall down before they can climb up. Many stars have had to get their clocks cleaned before they win the big one. Currently, LeBron James is setting the world on fire with a generational Finals performance. Prior to winning a Championship in 2012 however, it was his playoff failures that defined him. LeBron isn’t the exception he is the rule. The …

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