The Jason Kidd era in New York is not getting off to a great start. When the details and pictures came out about Jason Kidd’s accident he is very luckily to even be alive.
Kidd wrecked his vehicle into a pole last Sunday morning in the Hamptons and was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). The point guard sustained minor injuries.
Kidd is facing a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated by alcohol.
Recently Kidd took to twitter to address the incident.
-I regret any disruption my accident last weekend may have caused members of the community and want to thank the local authorities.
-I’d also like to thank my family and friends for their support.
He had just left a raucous East Hampton club, where he allegedly wildly swilled from bottles and danced on banquettes before getting into a blow-up with his wife when a sexy female fan asked him to pose for a photo.
A law-enforcement source described the alleged boozed-up baller — who has a history of domestic-abuse and anger-management issues — as having cheated death by “just a few feet” when his 2010 white Cadillac Escalade, racing “at least 60 miles an hour,’’ slammed into the pole, bounced off it and landed in shrubbery.
He was then hauled to the Southampton jail — where he was so drunk, he was singing as he was processed and fingerprinted, the source said.
But after their fight over the fan, Kidd stumbled out of the club after 1 a.m. — reportedly so drunk that he needed to be helped. There were conflicting reports about whether Coleman had already left without him.
Kidd , who is 39 years old /Kidd signed for 3 years about worth a total of 10 million. I am not sure that Kidd can play 3 more years in this league.
Kidd, a 10 time All Star will be bring a ton of help to the Knicks, who have lacked an elite point guard for a long time. Kidd took the New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals in 2002 and 03 and just a championship with the Mavericks a year ago.
Last season Kidd averaged 6.2 points and 5.5 assists. That was his 18th season in the NBA. Kidd is currently second in assists in NBA with 11,842 trailing John Stockton.
Here is a picture of Kidd’s vehicle after the crash.