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Mavericks: 5 mistakes Jason Kidd made that Luka Doncic could learn from

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Jason Kidd mistake Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic can learn from: 3. Keeping your word

Kidd rejoined the Mavs in 2008 and was the starting point guard on their 2011 championship team. He stuck around for the following season where Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks were bounced in the first round of the playoffs before departing for New York. It was not the fact that Kidd left, but how it happened that had the Mavericks owner Mark Cuban upset.

J-Kidd committed to re-signing with the Mavericks before flipping and heading to the Knicks. The 39-year-old point guard was at the end of his playing career but certainly made a mistake by giving Dallas his word and then not following through. Kidd got into some legal hot water just after joining the Knicks that could have been avoided if he stayed in Dallas.

It is a valuable lesson for Luka Doncic both on and off the basketball court. The 22-year-old superstar is on his way to be the face of the NBA. Everyone will want to get Luka endorsing their products, playing for their team, or spending time with them. He will have to choose wisely and continue to keep his word.

Do not expect this to be a problem for Luka, but it is one of the many valuable lessons the Hall of Fame point guard can impart.

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