Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird.
That is four of the ten best players of all-time. What do they have in common? Well, they all rank among the Top Five of career triple-doubles. Who's the fifth?
He's the smallest of the group.
He has played in the fewest games of the group.
He has more triple-doubles than 21 franchises, including his own.
He has more triple-doubles than the next three players on the active list combined.
He sees the court like no other player in the league.
You want no one else running your fast break.
Anticipation is his middle name and loose balls are his property.
He throws pinpoint accurate alley-oop passes from midcourt with his left hand.
He uses the backboard because it's the best way to get his teammate the ball.
There's no better example of a guy who makes his teammates better.
He shuts down MVP candidates on back-to-back nights.
When an opponent starts to get hot, he switches assignments and slows him down.
He's not afraid to guard a man six inches taller than him.
He's a leader.
He's a gamer.
For all of his physical talents, his biggest asset is his will to win.
He's a seven-time All-Star.
He has been First Team All-NBA five times and Second Team once.
He has named to the First Team All-Defensive three times and Second Team another three.
He turned around a franchise and took them where they've never been before.
Jason Kidd is the HANNspree Innovative Player of the Month for May.
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