The Booze Rain Down: Jason Kidd Refutes Intentional Soda Spill, Says He Was Pissed
Become a head coach, they said. You'll be the toast of New York, they said.
Jason Kidd's short sad tenure as Brooklyn bench boss was bottled with a new label of misery yesterday when the future Hall of Fame point guard was fined for intentionally spilling a drink to concoct a time-out during the Nets' Wednesday night loss to the Lakers.
Kidd, however, is adamant there was no intent.
"I spilled that drink because I was drunker than Lamar Odom behind a microphone," he said.
"They wrote that I asked some Tyshawn kid to bump me; they said I did it on purpose to allow my assistant to draw up a play? That's bullsh*t. First of all, he's not my assistant -- he's my sponsor. Second, I had no clue who I was, or where I was, or why the hell some Russian dude kept cheering for me in the suites."
"Lastly, that cup wasn't filled with soda like they said. It was all bourbon. So there is zero chance I dropped it on purpose."
"The only place a cup full of bourbon is going if it leaves my hand is down my neck."
Although the NBA brass weren't buying the booze excuse, circumstantial evidence backs Kidd's claim. He once argued with a telephone pole, he has been compared to famous imbiber Don Nelson, and the Nets stink enough to make Skip Bayless turn to the grog.
From our perspective, we here at The Daily Player hope the Nets turn it around and win the Larry O'Brien trophy.
The Gatorade shower over Kidd will be something to see.