Dallas Mavericks: Jason Kidd first Hall of Famer in a Mavs uniform

Dallas Mavericks Jason Kidd Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Jason Kidd Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks franchise achieved a massive milestone when Jason Kidd became the first player inducted into the Hall of Fame wearing a Mavs uniform.

The Dallas Mavericks are entering their 39th season in franchise history.  The Mavs started in 1980 as an expansion franchise.  They have 21 playoff appearances, two Western Conference championships, and one NBA title in their time.  The franchise added another significant milestone to that list on Sept. 8.

Jason Kidd was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018.  He was joined by fellow former Maverick Steve Nash in the class.  They became the fourth and fifth players who played for the Mavs inducted into the hall.

Kidd stands out as the first player enshrined wearing a Mavericks uniform, though.  You can see the proof here in a Tweet from Dwain Price.

Not Kidd’s choice

J-Kidd shared an interesting detail about the Hall of Fame’s process to Mister Price.  Below is a Tweet with the quote.

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According to Kidd, the hall chose the Mavs over the Nets, Suns, and Knicks for him.  J-Kidd played the longest with Dallas and also won his only ring with the Mavs.  He thanked the organization for plenty in his induction speech which you can see below.

Final thoughts

Jason Kidd became the first Hall of Famer in a Dallas Mavericks uniform over the weekend.  Seeing Kidd and Nash both inducted in the same year was a treat for Mavs fans.

Dallas could make it two years in a row with a Hall of Famer in 2019 as Shawn Marion is eligible for inclusion.  Stay tuned for plenty more on that at a later date.

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