If Bruce Bowen can get his jersey retired then Kidd deserves it by a mile.
LOL Bowen played 750+ games for the Spurs, including 3 championship runs... besides what does the Spurs internal decisions have to do with the Mavericks? Franchises don't have some common standard for retiring jerseys - obviously. Kidd could be argued more important for the Nets than the Mavs, you can't say that about Bowen who will undoubtedly be remembered as a Spur and still has ties to the city of SA.
"I can confirm Magic Johnson's quote with regards to Jason Kidd, I was at his house when he said it."
lol'd at this. Though it's not as authoratative or considered an authentic historical source if you don't post it on a picture the quoter. I think it's most reliable of all if it's being said in a speech bubble.
As for Kidd's Jersey it won't get retired in Dallas (or certainly it would be unlikely to) and that is fair. His #5 would be more worthy of having but is hardly a reminder of glorious era and he hadn't hit his prime. Hanging #2 would just be done if they were retiring everyone from the title team (Dirk obviously it will happen anyway, but Jet, Chandler, Marion and Kidd don't have either great longevity or elite superstar play that should be required to raised to the rafters). The Nets is the franchise most associated with Kidd he peaked there and played longest there and there his jersey should be retired.
Interesting anyway the Cuban essentially sees the main reason right now that he wouldn't do it is because he's mad and that it's a temporary thing
Originally Posted by Mark Cuban
Iím sure Iíll get over it at some point, but as of now,I wouldnít put J. Kiddís number in the rafters.
As Cuban himself says Derek Harper should definitely be up there before Kidd is.