Last month, the Dallas Mavericks welcomed back former point guard Jason Kidd as their coach some nine years after backing out on an oral agreement to re-sign in free agency for what ended up being his final season as a player in 2012-13.
The 48-year-old Hall of Famer is also hoping to establish himself as a top head coach in the NBA with the Mavs. Off the court, however, he has some serious work to do to repair a precious relationship.
This is according to his son, T.J., who recently engaged in a heartbreaking tell-all about his relationship — or lack thereof — with his dad:
To answer this question for those of you that had any doubt whatsoever. He is I. I is he. The little kid y’all made fun of for having the big head and mustache at 5 at all those NBA games (Yeah I saw it) Never understood it.
Think it’s hilarious now. I’m well aware of my fathers many basketball accomplishments, shoes, trading cards and what ever else you feel the need to tag me in. I’d appreciate it greatly if y’all would STOP tagging me in stuff that has to do with him (He’s on IG now so TAG HIM).
I honestly don’t mind talking basketball or whatever at all.. But stupid crap like this will no longer be tolerated by this page.. You can refer to a previous post of mine if your looking for an explanation. Which isn’t owed.
But for some reason I have to keep repeating myself.. I’d like to be remembered for being more than a prop to someone who saw me as nothing more than just that.
A prop.. Unfortunately until I do something remarkable outside of who I’m related to (working on that), I unfortunately have to carry this label with me until then. So I think I can be sick and tired of being sick and tired as I see fit.
It took me a long time to figure out that I don’t have to live up to anyone’s expectations for me. What anyone else thinks of is irrelevant. Prioritize your mental /physical health, treat people how you would like to be treated.”
TJ badly wants to distanced from his father as Kidd failed to fulfill his role as a father ever since his divorce in 2008.
Jason Kidd has yet to respond to this revelation.
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