Dallas Mavericks: Steve Nash and Jason Kidd set for Hall of Fame induction
By Tyler Watts
Former Dallas Mavericks point guards Steve Nash and Jason Kidd are set for induction in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame on Sept. 7.
The Dallas Mavericks organization is set to see two former players inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame today. Both Steve Nash and Jason Kidd will be part of the 2018 class. Neither player spent their whole career in Dallas, but both played important roles in the Mavericks franchise.
Mavs legend and future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki took to Twitter to share some of his famous humor about Nash and Kidd entering the Hall. Check out the Tweet below.
How to watch the induction
Fans can watch the ceremony on NBA TV on Sept. 7. The coverage kicks off at 6 p.m. Eastern with the pre-show. The induction ceremonies start at 7 p.m. Eastern or 6 p.m. Central.
Read about who will be presenting both Nash and J-Kidd here.
Nash and Kidd forever linked
Being part of the same Hall of Fame class will be another link between these two historic point guards. Kidd will be the first player drafted by the Mavericks to enter the Hall of Fame. Part way through his third NBA season, J-Kidd was traded to Phoenix who had a rookie named Steve Nash on the team. Nash was Kidd’s backup for a season and a half before moving to Dallas.
Starting in 2000, Kidd and Nash became the two best point guards in the NBA for next decade. They had 14 All-Star appearances between them and Nash won two MVP awards.
Both men led the NBA in assists per game five times during their career.
Nash was the better shooter and Kidd the superior defender, but these two point guards will both go down as two of the all-time greats.
Former Dallas Mavericks Jason Kidd and Steve Nash will become members of the Hall of Fame on Sept. 7. Please tune into the ceremony on NBA TV and watch the two greats become part of an exclusive club.
The Mavs sent a large contingent to Springfield, MA to celebrate the induction. Dirk Nowitzki, coach Rick Carlisle, GM Donnie Nelson, and owner Mark Cuban are all expected to be in attendance this evening. Please enjoy the show.
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