Jason Kidd is one of the best NBA players around with an 18 year career to back it up. That comes with a lot of pressure which can lead to some bad decision making. Kidd might have made a very bad decision over the weekend.
Reuters is reporting that Kidd was involved in an automobile accident after his car struck a telephone pole in New York’s Long Island. Police arrested Kidd under suspicion that he may have been driving under the influence. He has since pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The accident occurred at 2 a.m. after Kidd slammed into the telephone pole and then went into the woods. The police statement said they found Kidd in a 2010 Cadillac Escalade. Kidd’s lawyer won’t go into details on the minor injuries that he suffered. The court date is set for September.
Kidd recently signed with the New York Knicks after helping his former team, the Dallas Mavericks, take the NBA Championship in the 2010-2011 season. He has been named an all-star 10 times to date and will probably earn a few more before he retires.
Here’s Kidd right after the Dallas Mavericks won the 2011 NBA Championship: