In 10 playoff games this postseason, Jason Kidd has two triple-doubles.
However, in 10 playoff games this postseason, Jason Kidd averages a triple-double.
He has dropped in 136 points, 110 rebounds and 117 assists in 10 games, yet his team has only won one out of the last four. Meaning that New Jersey faces a 3-1 deficit with a road game in Cleveland. Meaning tonight is do or die.
The good news is, picking him tonight was as big of a no-brainer as saying yes to free re-fills on your fountain soda when you're out to dinner.
Kidd will be first-ballot Hall of Famer. He might be the most unique talent in the league today. How many other point guards could you even fathom grabbing 17 rebounds in a playoff game. Seriously, go ahead and think about it. I'll wait ...
There is nobody else. It's like that song I used to have to sing in sixth grade chorus:
"There's nobody else like you
And that's Jason Kidd.
I have to admit, I used to call him "Ason Kidd" because he had no "J," but I'm forgetting about that. A DTF No. 1 world ranking is in reach for us experts. Who cares if his shot is as shaky as an unmedicated Michael J. Fox?
He could go 0-for-15 and still easily rack up a 25 PRA.
So, tonight is the night.
Personally, I need to bounce back from picking Stephen Jackson and only getting a 22 after having Antawn Jamison the previous week and racking up 39.
JKidd will give me that redemption.
And in the process, he just might extend the series for himself.