On This Day (March 23)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on March 23.
Jason Kidd’s Birthday
On this day in 1973, Hall of Famer Jason Kidd was born in San Francisco, California. A 10-time All-Star, one-time NBA champion, and member of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, Kidd averaged 12.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, and 8.7 APG in 1,391 career games. He also won two Olympic gold medals playing for the U.S. men’s basketball team, one in 2000 (Sydney) and the other in 2008 (Beijing).
Kidd ranks second on the NBA’s all-time lists for assists (12,091) and steals (2,684). He dished out at least 500 assists in 16 seasons, the second-most such seasons in NBA history (John Stockton, 17).
Kidd is one of only four players in NBA history to reach career totals of 15,000 points, 10,000 assists, and 5,000 rebounds:
Kidd recorded 107 career triple-doubles, the fourth-highest total in NBA history. He’s the only player to record at least 20 triple-doubles for three different franchises: Brooklyn Nets (61), Phoenix Suns (25), and Dallas Mavericks (21).
Kidd ranks 15th in NBA history with 1,988 3-pointers made. He had 11 seasons in which he recorded at least 100 3-pointers made and 100 steals, two more such seasons than any other player in NBA history.
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