Jason Kidd mistake Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic can learn from: 1. Sodagate
In his first season as a head coach, Kidd was involved in an incident that still follows him to this day. During a regular season in Nov. 2013, his Nets wanted to draw up a play late in the fourth quarter but were out of timeouts, so Kidd had guard Tyshawn Taylor run into him to spill his cup of soda on the court. The Nets lost the game and the moment will forever be known as “Sodagate”.
It was Kidd’s way of being crafty and bending the rules to his advantage as many great point guards do. He was fined $50,000 for the incident that still lives on in infamy.
There is a valuable lesson for Luka Doncic to learn from the incident. Intentionally breaking the rules never gets someone ahead. Kidd had Taylor hit him on purpose to spill the cup, and the Nets lost the game and J-Kidd lost a significant chunk of money. Luka needs to use this to curb his technical foul issues. There is no sense in costing the team a point arguing a missed call. Learn from Kidd that trying to reinvent the rules does not work.
Luka Doncic will learn a ton of new Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd. The two basketball savants have plenty to teach each other on the court. The 22-year-old could learn from Kidd’s mistakes off the court too. Fans should stay tuned to see how their relationship develops as it promises to provide plenty of excitement on the court. Do not miss it.