The Jason Kidd experiment is looking like the ultimate display in struggle right about now.
The Brooklyn Nets made extensive personnel changes this past off-season including their head coach position. The 10x All-Star and former NBA champion hasn't been earning his keep so far, with the Nets currently holding a 4-11 record.
Last night, November 27, Kidd was accused of spilling his drink on purpose to give his team a unsoliticed timeout at the end of their 99-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
With 8.3 seconds left in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers and his team out of timeouts, Kidd, who was holding a cup of soda, appeared to say "hit me" to point guard Tyshawn Taylor in order to stop the game so the team could draw up a last-second offensive play.
"Cup slipped out of my hand while I was getting Ty," Kidd said of "Cupgate." "Sweaty palms. I was never good with the ball.
The irony of Jason Kidd spilling drinks is not lost upon anyone. Kidd served a two-game suspension this year for DUI's accumulated in the summertime.
Watch the video below and see what you can make out of it. Was Kidd plotting or just a harmless blunder?
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