A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.

— Jason Kidd

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Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable.

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We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees.

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Michael, if you can't pass, you can't play.

- Coach Dean Smith to Michael Jordan in his freshman year We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees.

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There's always room for improvement. We have a nucleus that's pretty good. You want players that will help.

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Oh, I think, watching Magic, him being one of my.

.. I'm one of his biggest fans, and just trying to emulate what he did, going out on the playground, and also playing with older guys.

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There are many really good teams in our conference this season.

Miami, Indiana and Detroit will be our fiercest opponents this year. But we just have to focus on our game and be patient with the realistic hope that we'll be on top after all is said and done.

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Kobe enjoys that situation. Stepping up and making the big basket or being involved in a key play.

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I've got to play free agency out, and I've got to look at all of my options.

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Winning is the best deodorant.

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Yeah, I play a lot of their games. Going way back to Bulls vs. Lakers to the later Live stuff, I go at it quite a bit. More than anything tough, I play Madden.

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Hard work does pay, and you just have to continue to work, and you got two guys, when you're talking about Gary and myself, we have a God-given talent, but we worked at it and we're happy to be where we are today.

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I'm a high-risk taker on the court in the sense of trying to squeeze things in there.

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About Jason Kidd

Quotes 90 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Basketball player
Birthday October 16

The 76ers currently play very good basketball, and we don't.

However, we are still only one win behind them. If we continue to improve, we should be on the top of our division at the end of the regular season.

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I came in the league as not a shooter, not a scorer.

My game was to play defense and make my teammates better. The most important stat to me was that left column - winning. Nothing else matters.

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I think that realistically we can shoot for the title this year.

If we stay healthy and be persistent throughout the season, I think we have good chance to go all the way.

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It's harder when you're supposed to win.

When you're talking about the best players and the best teams in the world, when you talk about the Heat, you can ask them - it's not easy.

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My job is not to scream and yell, my job is to cheer you and be positive.

If you miss four shots, I'm still going to pass to you.

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The best players have the mental advantage throughout the league.

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I just tried to play the game the right way. As you get older, Father Time is undefeated.

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Good teams beat you with speed. Great teams beat you with spacing and timing.

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More eyes on the court is better than just two eyes.

There's always a time for one voice. But when the guys are working, I believe in those guys working and making the players better. Hands-on.

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I play on all the consoles, but Xbox, mostly.

I'm versatile, though, so whatever's going on, I'll take care of it.

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I also play a little bit of Tiger Woods once in awhile.

Get on the golf course there, and pretend that I'm beating him.

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When you look at myself, I'm a coach, and that's what it's all about.

When you're a player, you get criticized, and when you're a coach, you get criticized even more because it's about wins and losses.

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Every team that I've gone to has had trouble winning games.

I guess that's what I've been put on this earth to do, to fix it.

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When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.

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When you are on the floor, there's no better feeling than when your teammates are into the game on the bench and are cheering for you and vice versa. When you come out of the game, you are cheering for those guys that are on the floor.

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It's funny because everybody has injuries, and different teams handle them differently.

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It was part of my recruiting to go to Cal because they knew I loved to play baseball. I don't know if I was good enough to make the team, but I worked out with the guys, and it was a lot of fun.

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I definitely will reach out to Cuban in the near future for advice going forward. Now that I'll be on the business side of things - and he's had a lot of success with that - that would be a guy to go to.

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My biggest fear had always been getting hurt, and not being able to leave the game as a player on my own terms.

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The Knicks, they're a very talented team.

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A lot of times late in your career, you don't have a chance to win a championship.

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I don't know if we have any action going on, so there shouldn't be anybody worried about the rumors if it entails the Milwaukee Bucks. This is our team.

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...and that's what separates the professionals from the taxpayers

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I love the competition no matter at what age.

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I've always respected Coach Frank. I kind of publicly recruited him because I really need him and want him. I'm kind of the college recruiter now because he brings a lot to the table. He's had success here and understands the good and the bad, so I'm recruiting him to join my staff.

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I don't have tapes of meditation, but I put on the meditation station.

I did as a player, too. I used to always play the game before the game happened. As a coach, I do the same thing.

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I'm a big fan of the game. Seeing these young guys play at the level that they are, I just wish I was 22, 23 years old so I can handle the game the way they do.

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Kobe is Kobe. He is one of the best to ever play this game. Given the opportunity, he can embarrass you.

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I just coach and get my guys ready.

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I have had some bad shooting games but that doesn't stop me from getting the ball to my teammates

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I wanted to see if I could win a championship in San Antonio.

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Passing is contagious. There's nothing better than making the pass that gives someone an easy hoop.

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Someone gave me great advice. That when you're looked on as a pioneer, or you start a trend, you're not always going to benefit from it.

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I was just one piece of the puzzle, a very small piece at that.

I really enjoyed my time with the Knicks, and we had a great run.

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I think cryotherapy is excellent for anybody and not just athletes.

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I love 'Gladiator' and '300.'

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Joe Prunty will take over, and he will run the team.

But nobody gets out of their lane. Joe will still be offense, and Sweeney will still be defense.

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