Jason Kidd had some interesting comments on the persistent rumors that he was being shopped to the Lakers. Kidd, who grew up in the Bay Area, grew up watching the Lakers and admiring Magic Johnson.
“I was 12 or 13. It was right in that Showtime Era.
“I always thought about wearing No. 32 and taking his spot. The unfortunate thing is that I didn’t grow up to be 6’9.
“ I always wanted to start the fast break like he did, and just enjoy the game like he did. He really enjoyed the game. ”
Asked whether he’d mind being traded to the franchise he grew up rooting for, Kidd said:
“With the history of the Lakers, you definitely can’t be disappointed. Just the tradition, what they have as a franchise, you’re not going to say you would be disappointed.”