Things That Have Happened Since Jason Kidd Last Scored a Point
Jason Kidd is in a slump. Any New York Knicks fan could tell you that between bouts of sobbing and cursing. In fact, Kidd has yet to score a single point since Game 2 in the first round against the Boston Celtics. The world is a much different place since then.
Spotting up for a three-pointer late in the first quarter, Kidd grabbed a pass from Carmelo Anthony and knocked in a shot to give the Knicks a 21-20 lead.
I suppose that means you can say every shot that Kidd made following Game 1 against Boston has given the Knicks the lead. Neat-o.
Ever since then, Kidd has missed all 17 of his attempts but still received consistent minutes. He's averaged 22 minutes in eight gut-wrenchingly scoreless games, getting at least 15 minutes on the floor in each.
Since that fateful Kidd three-pointer, the Knicks have scored 773 points. Going further, NBA teams have scored a collective 9,657 points (assuming the Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks game going on at the same time was at halftime, which it should have been).
Zero have come from Jason Kidd.
Over the course of the next three weeks, we've seen the likes of James Jones, Rashard Lewis, Mike Miller, Shelvin Mack, Orlando Johnson, Jeff Pendergraph, Malcolm Thomas, Kent Bazemore, James White, Aron Baynes and Grant Hill all score at least a point. Grant. Freaking. Hill.
The only thing that Kidd can really take any solace in is that he's pacing Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose since he knocked down that last three-pointer.
Okay, so that was a bit of a low blow. I sincerely apologize.
Since there are babies out there that are on the verge of turning a month old without ever witnessing a single point from Kidd, it seems that enough time has elapsed to take a look at what has happened since that last bucket from the old man.
Gwyneth Paltrow was named Most Beautiful Woman Alive by People Magazine. We all responded with a, "Sure, why not?"
The New York Jets continued to puzzle everyone around the world wearing green when they drafted Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL draft.
Smith joined Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy, David Garrard and Matt Simms on New York's roster.
Those same Jets released Tim Tebow, clearing up the quarterback situation in New York just a tad.
On that same day, Jason Collins became the first openly gay active player in North American team sports.
After 34 years of wearing his pants backward, Chris Kelly of Kriss Kross died at 34. Jason Kidd was a high school senior when "Jump" started spinning back in 1992.
Orb won the Kentucky Derby. Mint juleps were downed, money was lost and we all enjoyed horse racing for a solid five minutes.
J.R. Smith was spotted in a club with Rihanna. This sparked a debate over whether or not the Knicks' guard should be allowed to have fun during the playoffs.
The crew in New York City finished installing the spire on One World Trade Center, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Astronaut-turned-celebrity Chris Hadfield returned to Earth after nearly five months in the International Space Station.
Kidd scored 297 points while Hadfield was in orbit, compared to zero since he touched down on Tuesday.
Jets quarterback David Garrard left the team.
That's right, in the time since Kidd last scored a single point, the Jets drafted a new quarterback and lost two old ones.
I'm starting to hope that this continues—Kidd goes scoreless for the remainder of New York's playoff run and returns next season. I want this to drag out as long as possible.
In the meantime, let's all remember to keep an eye on Kidd, all while collectively wondering why the hell Mike Woodson is even putting him on the floor.
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