Jason Kidd Named USA Basketball's Male Athlete of the Year

Jason Kidd Named USA Basketball's Male Athlete of the Year

Postby Massacre on Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:32 pm

Jason Kidd Named USA Basketball's Male Athlete of the Year

In recognition of his outstanding play and leadership on the 2007 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team, USA Basketball today announced that New Jersey Nets' all-star guard Jason Kidd has been named the 2007 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. Kidd helped lead the 2007 USA Men's Senior National Team to a gold medal and 10-0 record at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, he averaged a team second best (tie) 4.6 assists a game to help the USA secure its berth in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

"I am very honored to receive this award from USA Basketball," Kidd said. "I want to thank my teammates and coaches, and to express my gratitude in being selected to represent my country. On behalf of my teammates, we look forward to the challenge that awaits in Beijing."

Starting in nine of the USA's 10 games, Kidd added a team third best 1.3 steals per game, 3.3 rebounds per game and 1.8 points per game to go with his team second best assist output. He tied or led the team in assists four times, and his unselfish play was evidenced by a 6-of-10 field goal tally and a 62.5 percent (5-8 3pt FGs) shooting performance from 3-point throughout the 10-game competition.

Among all 2007 FIBA Americas Championship competitors, Kidd ranked first in assist-to-turnover ratio (9.20), second in 3-point field goal percentage and tied for third in assists.

"Jason continues to prove himself as one of the most talented point guards in the game of basketball," said USA Basketball Executive Director Jim Tooley. "His court vision and leadership were crucial to our success in Las Vegas this past summer, as they have been on past USA teams, and without question he deserves this recognition."


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Postby nameant on Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:42 pm

Well deserved.
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Postby KB24 on Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:48 pm

Kobe would have been my choice...

the most unstoppable force in the game completely sacrificed his game in order to lock down the best scorer of the opponent...
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Postby 2Pacalypse on Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:50 pm

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Postby lakerzkb8 on Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:45 pm

When it comes to team USA who cares about individual accolades, if you win gold at the end of the day your all winners and thats all that matter. props to jkidd for getting this honor but its honestly not a big deal.
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Postby Showtime is Magic on Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:31 pm

KB24@CL wrote:Kobe would have been my choice...

the most unstoppable force in the game completely sacrificed his game in order to lock down the best scorer of the opponent...
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Postby Imadogg on Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:22 pm

KB24@CL wrote:Kobe would have been my choice...

the most unstoppable force in the game completely sacrificed his game in order to lock down the best scorer of the opponent...

Esp since no one else sacrificed anything and we should praise Kobe for not taking over the team and hogging all the glory and for giving everyone else a chance to play, right?
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Postby GameTimeLaker on Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:27 pm

When Kobe wins the championship this year, he will be dubbed athlete of the year for 2008.
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Postby Imadogg on Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:38 pm

GameTimeLaker wrote:When Kobe wins the championship this year, he will be dubbed athlete of the year for 2008.

If Kobe wins the NBA title with the Lakers, he's win USA Basketball's athlete of the year?

Or is this totally unrelated.

Maybe for the olympics though...
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