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phlp_bj
07-24-2008, 08:52 AM
The prospects of an NBA superstar making a leap of faith and fortune to the burgeoning European basketball market isn’t close, but it no longer seems such an outrageous possibility. As models for the perfect pioneer go, Jason Kidd does believe that his talents at 35 years old are suited to the Euro game, where size, strength and smarts are a tonic for declining speed and explosiveness.

Yes, Kidd is relentlessly committed to chasing an NBA title with Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. Still, nothing is forever for him at 35. When delivered a premise about the possibility of someday following the Atlanta Hawks’ Josh Childress to Europe, Kidd confessed that no longer is it possible to consider your future in a context limited to the NBA.

“In the next four or five years, could I end up playing over there?” Kidd wondered. “Hey, why wouldn’t I play in Italy or somewhere (else)? That might be a great experience.

“It’s a legitimate option now with Childress going over there.”

As he prepares for the Beijing Olympics with Team USA, Kidd is under contract with Dallas through next season. He has his eyes on an extension past 2008-09, but who knows anymore?

“Why not?” Kidd said. “We saw the Euro players coming here, and now it’s kind of flip-flopping.”


http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AlSE0TsvlQnRtbMhESnhKl28vLYF?slug=aw-nbaeurope072308&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Knicks845
07-24-2008, 09:10 AM
I doubt it, he's going to be like 40! He's going to be so olddddd. Lmao, they'll probly think he's a reff.

kbrill21
07-24-2008, 09:34 AM
Even at 40 he could still be a top PG overseas. Guys like Mark Jackson, Darrell Armstrong to mention a few played forever in the NBA, so why can't a HOF PG like Kidd succeed at an advanced age over there. He can.

lakers4sho
07-24-2008, 11:47 AM
That would be nice if Kidd can still play at top level for about 3-4 more years overseas. His flash passes would certainly entertain the people and would help increase the popularity of basketball in Europe.

JJ_JKidd
07-25-2008, 02:44 AM
I doubt it, he's going to be like 40! He's going to be so olddddd. Lmao, they'll probly think he's a reff.

Cmon man, LOL

lavis
07-25-2008, 02:56 AM
Hmmm.. I still need more than Kidd so I would actually watch a whole euroleague game.

Knowledge
07-25-2008, 03:11 AM
i am not surprised. Its like how Beckham came over here for soccer. Kidd will probably still be able to play at a pretty good level while he is over there. It is probably something more aging NBA stars will look into.

FreedomReigns
07-25-2008, 03:32 AM
For some reason, Kobe's name pops into my head as a possible pond jumper.

JWalk126
07-25-2008, 04:25 AM
Tom Chambers played in Europe 1 season close to the end of his career before returning to the NBA. he sucked

xavmeese
07-25-2008, 06:04 AM
If some 50 year old lady just played in the WNBA then Kidd can play in Europe when he's 80 :p

_Sn1P3r_
07-25-2008, 09:33 AM
If some 50 year old lady just played in the WNBA then Kidd can play in Europe when he's 80 :p

Lol I heard about that. Wonder how she did on her first game.

futureheisman
08-24-2008, 09:31 AM
its going to be sad for the nba for guys to start going over to the nba

heyman321
08-24-2008, 09:49 AM
its going to be sad for the nba for guys to start going over to the nba

lmao what? That doesn't make sense.

JWalk126
08-24-2008, 09:59 AM
I think he means Europe

it would be sad for Europe if their players leave for the NBA

actually, he probably means it the other way around :D