On this Thanksgiving Day, if the Brooklyn Nets fans have something to be thankful for, it is the laughs that were provided by head coach Jason Kidd on Wednesday night. The Nets have been a complete and utter disaster this season, but Kidd provided a bright spot when his team was in the final seconds of their loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kidd was out of timeouts and was looking for a way to draw up a play in the final seconds, so he marched to the edge of the court and mouthed “hit me” to Tyshawn Taylor, who did as his coach asked.
After the contact, Kidd let his drink fall to the court and got a pseudo timeout. As the the spill was cleaned up, Kidd got his chance to draw up a play.
You can see it all play out in the video below:
Kidd tried to play it off as a simple mistake after the game, but no one is buying his story.
“The cup slipped out of my hand,” Kidd said. “I was getting tired. Sweaty palms. In the heat of the battle you’re trying to get guys in and out of the game, and the coke fell out of my hand.”
Nice try, Jason. Just own up to what you did and embrace your attempt to pull a fast one.
Now, we just have to wait and see if the league will step in.