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38 Inspiring Jason Kidd Quotes (BASKETBALL)

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“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
Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable.
Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable.
There’s always room for improvement. We have a nucleus that’s pretty good. You want players that will help.
There’s always room for improvement. We have a nucleus that’s pretty good. You want players that will help.
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.
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.
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.
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.

“You talk about Shaq, I would put Tim Duncan in that same category. Mr. Fundamental, just kept things simple. He is a great teammate, a great player, and a great person. When you have those ingredients in a champion, you just want to be a part of that and have an opportunity to play with him.”

Jason Kidd
We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
The biggest thing is winning. No matter what percentage, no matter what my numbers say in the sense of points, assists, rebounds and steals, it's always been about winning.
The biggest thing is winning. No matter what percentage, no matter what my numbers say in the sense of points, assists, rebounds and steals, it’s always been about winning.
Good teams beat you with speed. Great teams beat you with spacing and timing.
Good teams beat you with speed. Great teams beat you with spacing and timing.

“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.”

Jason Kidd

9 Jason Kidd Quotes on Playing Basketball and Winning

I try to anticipate exactly where my teammates are going to be. Sometimes I look good. Sometimes I look bad.
I try to anticipate exactly where my teammates are going to be. Sometimes I look good. Sometimes I look bad.
I have had some bad shooting games but that doesn't stop me from getting the ball to my teammates.
I have had some bad shooting games but that doesn’t stop me from getting the ball to my teammates.
I think if you're consistent in this league, you'll win a lot of ball games.
I think if you’re consistent in this league, you’ll win a lot of ball games.
I wasn't a guy who looked to score first. It was to get your teammates involved, to understand time and clock management and having fun with your teammates.
I wasn’t a guy who looked to score first. It was to get your teammates involved, to understand time and clock management and having fun with your teammates.

“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.”

Jason Kidd
Passing is contagious. There's nothing better than making the pass that gives someone an easy hoop.
Passing is contagious. There’s nothing better than making the pass that gives someone an easy hoop.
Winning is the best deodorant.
Winning is the best deodorant.
I wanted to see if I could win a championship in San Antonio.
I wanted to see if I could win a championship in San Antonio.

“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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7 Inspirational Jason Kidd Quotes on Success

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.”

Jason Kidd
I've learned a lot at home and been able to take what I've learned at home to the court.
I’ve learned a lot at home and been able to take what I’ve learned at home to the court.
I'm a high-risk taker on the court in the sense of trying to squeeze things in there.
I’m a high-risk taker on the court in the sense of trying to squeeze things in there.

“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.”

Jason Kidd
Each individual has got to look themselves in the mirror and try and see what they can do better. Period. Point blank.
Each individual has got to look themselves in the mirror and try and see what they can do better. Period. Point blank.
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.
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.

“I’ve played in small markets; I’ve played in big markets. For me, basketball is inside the arena. It doesn’t recognize what market you’re in. It’s about wins and losses, and that’s the way I approach it.”

Jason Kidd

2 Jason Kidd Quote on Kobe Bryant

Kobe enjoys that situation. Stepping up and making the big basket or being involved in a key play.
Kobe enjoys that situation. Stepping up and making the big basket or being involved in a key play.
Kobe is Kobe. He is one of the best to ever play this game. Given the opportunity, he can embarrass you.
Kobe is Kobe. He is one of the best to ever play this game. Given the opportunity, he can embarrass you.

5 Jason Kidd Quotes on Coaching

“As a player, I always felt confident that if I was caIm, my teammates knew, ‘He’s going to do something to help us win.’ As a coach, my hands are really tied. I got to believe in my players. If they see I’m calm, they’ll believe I trust them, which I do.”

Jason Kidd
This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it's a role I have been studying for over the course of my playing days.
This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it’s a role I have been studying for over the course of my playing days.
That's why the fears of playing or coaching, you want to do everything possible to make it. A lot of teams make it look real easy, but it is hard.
That’s why the fears of playing or coaching, you want to do everything possible to make it. A lot of teams make it look real easy, but it is hard.
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.
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.
I definitely will reach out to Cuban in the near future for advice going forward.
I definitely will reach out to Cuban in the near future for advice going forward.

5 Jason Kidd Quotes About Life

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.
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.
As a professional athlete, the small print says there could be a trade at some point in your career. Sometimes expected, sometimes not. You have to be able to handle that.
As a professional athlete, the small print says there could be a trade at some point in your career. Sometimes expected, sometimes not. You have to be able to handle that.
I play on all the consoles, but Xbox, mostly. I'm versatile, though, so whatever's going on, I'll take care of it.
I play on all the consoles, but Xbox, mostly. I’m versatile, though, so whatever’s going on, I’ll take care of it.
I think cryotherapy is excellent for anybody and not just athletes.
I think cryotherapy is excellent for anybody and not just athletes.
I don't care what sport you're talking about. What you see with great franchises is structure - a structure that doesn't just take you from year to year, but day to day.
I don’t care what sport you’re talking about. What you see with great franchises is structure – a structure that doesn’t just take you from year to year, but day to day.

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