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Jason Kidd’s spilled drink: Brilliant, or BS?

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) November 28, 2013 Around the NBA 8 Comments

With eight seconds left in a big comeback against the Lakers, Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd pulled Tyshawn Taylor.  They were down two, with no time outs left.

Fortunately, serendipity intervened when Taylor clumsily bumped into Kidd, who was holding a drink.  The drink spilled, and Kidd had a chance to talk to his team while the towel boys mopped up the mess.

But the replay showed there was  something behind the serendipity.  Kidd clearly mouths the words “hit me” to Taylor, and Taylor obliges.  Kidd, who was out of time outs, just bought one with he old spilled drink trick.

It was ultimately meaningless.  The Nets lost to the Lakers, dropping them to 4-11 on the season.  But that’s not really the point.  The point is Kidd gamed the system, found a way to get a real coach to talk to the guys, and sneak in an extra time out.  Part of the move is brilliant… part of it is BS.  I’m betting the league has something to say about it when all is said and done.

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  • Sean McLaughlin

    Hate to say it, but in the literal sense that’s flat out cheating. Not if you don’t get caught, though. ;-) Expect a fine, most definitely, if not worse.

  • Caterpillar from Italy

    smart move, anyhow

  • eddysamson

    yup he got a 50k fine, thats nuts!

  • Paul Pierce

    Jason Kidd is a TERRIBLE coach.

  • Reggie35RIP

    Douche move, makes him look like a chump. Not to mention worst acting ever! lol.

  • Paul Pierce

    Jason Kidd will with out a doubt in my mind become one of the biggest drunks on Earth within the next five years.

  • Lee in Oregon

    The fine is 50 K and this will forever be known as the greatest move in Kidd’s brief coaching career.

  • bill_nair

    Stupid cause he got caught and fined. Stupid cause his team is losing. Stupid cause hes already under the microscope in a major market on a losing team with championship aspirations. But as a Celtics fan its just salt in the wound and i love it.