Even if you are a billionaire like Mark Cuban, you can get your feelings hurt and it appears that Kidd spurning Dallas for New York City has made him not a happy camper.
In a recent radio interview with ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM, Cuban made it known that the team will not be retiring Jason Kidd’s number or jersey anytime soon:
Cuban admitted that Kidd’s decision “hurt my feelings” because he thought they had developed a strong relationship and that the 39-year-old point guard was committed to the organization.
“I was more than upset,” Cuban said. “I thought he was coming. I was pissed. …“J. Kidd is a big boy; he can do whatever he wants. But you don’t change your mind like that. That was … yeah. I’m sure I’ll get over it at some point, but as of now, I wouldn’t put J. Kidd’s number in the rafters.”
“He’s a good guy, but I just thought that was wrong,” Cuban said. “You can’t put a guy’s number in the rafters when he decides he doesn’t want to be there.”
(Courtesy of ESPN Dallas Fort Worth)