I haven’t written in a while, which is a shame because this has been the best NBA season of the decade bar none.  The playoffs have been fantastic and disappointing all at once.  I genuinely feel for the Suns.  They Spurs just have their ticket – how else do you explain 2 game 1 miracles leading to an eventual win in double overtime?  A 3 from Duncan – are you kidding me?  I think that duncan and the spurs are to nash and the suns what MJ and the bulls were to Ewing and the knicks.  Having lived through each agonizing bulls victory, I can say that I genuinely feel for the Suns and their fans.

Today’s post, however, is not about the Suns or the Knicks of the 90s.  Today’s post is about the Dallas Mavericks and Jason Kidd.  When the trade went down I blogged about how dangerous the Mavs had just become.  Kidd is one of the greatest point guards i have ever seen play and I thought he was going to bring some much needed toughness to a mentally weak dallas team.  He was going to make a difference.  I was horribly wrong.

What happened?  Well Kidd never got into his groove the last few weeks playing with the mavs and the blame will rightfully fall on Avery Johnson.  It was Avery that took Kidd out for the final possession of a critical game against the Spurs (i believe it was the spurs).  It is Avery that is an over controlling coach that slowed down the game and didnt play to Kidd’s strengths.

So now Dallas is down 3-1 to the Hornets.  Jason Kidd had 3 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in a must-win game 4 before getting ejected in the 4th quarter.  Pathetic.

So I was wrong about the Kidd trade and think Dallas was a better team with Devin Harris at the point.

I check RealGM religiously because it provides exactly what I want from an NBA site – a summary of the most interesting headlines from around the league. If the headline grabs me then ill read the rest. Simple, easy, fun.

Today I decided to write down my reactions to the RealGM headlines of the day.

Enjoy

Marion Questions Teammates’ Desire: The Heat are probably one of the top 5 worst teams in the league with no hope for salvaging this season. Their best player should be healing from injuries instead of playing and the rest of the team’s talent is questionable. Given this, how can Marion be surprised by their lack of desire? What are his teammates even playing for right now? Marion should really just keep his mouth shut because he looks like a fool. He was on a team that was a legit championship contender with arguably the best PG in the league running the show. Sadly he couldnt suck it up and figure out how to play with Amare, essentially forcing a trade to the Heat. Now he has to live with the results of his actions. Careful what you wish for Mr. Marion

Riley Talking about Shutting Down Wade: It’s about fucking time. G d forbid Wade suffers from a career threatening injury while trying to play when hes not 100%. The Heat have nothing to play for right now and should shut Wade down immediately. Seriously dont understand what the dilemma is here.

Isiah Thinks He’ll Be Back Next Year: This season has been depressing enough for Knick fans without Isiah reminding us that he will be back next year. I cant wait to see how he fucks our team up even more next year.

Johnson Stands By Decision to Sit Kidd: What a moron. Mark Cuban’s lawyers are examining Johnson’s contract as we speak looking for a “The Coach is a Moron” clause that will allow him to terminate Johnson’s contract for cause. I dont care what anyone says – you dont trade for Jason Kidd and then sit him for the last two possessions of a 1 possession game. Johnson should just man up and admit he fucked up.

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This afternoon I checked RealGM and saw that Kidd was traded to Dallas. WOW. As a huge NBA Fan, I was thrilled by this trade. Kidd, Terry, Howard, Dirk and Dampier make for a pretty nasty starting five. They are a starting five that fans want to see play together. They are a starting five that makes Lebron mad because his team didnt make the move for Kidd. Its a starting five that likely has George Karl and Greg Popovich nervous because they know that Dallas can win a championship this year with Kidd (and they know next year belongs to the lakers).

People that love the game know that Kidd is more than a playmaker who makes the game easier for his teammates. Kidd has the making of a winner. He has the mental fortitude that Dirk will never have. He gets punched in the mouth and, unlike the 18-1 Patriots, he punches back. He is probably the only player that can carry the Mavs players past their disastrous experiences in the playoffs the past 2 years.

So just as I was getting excited about the prospects of Kidd on Dallas, the shit hits the fan. As reported by ESPN, DeLoser George – a never was who is averaging under 4 points a game and less than 3 boards a game this year – vetoed the trade. Apparently DeLoser has a trade veto clause in his contract giving him the right to veto any trade to any team. So DeLoser gets to stay on the Mavs and his agent gets to pat himself on the back for a job well done. Meanwhile, the real losers in this non trade are, as usual, the fans. We are now forced to continue watching kidd decline in jersey and we have to watch a very good mavs team that no one really thinks can win it all (the scars of the past 2 seasons will never heal on their own. Ever.). That kind of sucks for us, dont you think?

Hey DeLoser George, thanks!

J Kidd – I hope you get out of that hell hole. Even in the glory years in NJ you never had the real fan support you needed. You deserve better. For the record, you should have played with duncan when you had the chance.

Lebron – for selfish reasons I hope you dont force management to get Kidd. I want to see you on the knicks in 2010.