Originally Posted by Dreamers
Not a real shocker he is a Jersey native and is mad at the NETS for leaving NJ. Ending his career in the tristate area was expected.
He's from Northern California.
Kidd was born in San Francisco, California and raised in an upper middle class section of Oakland, California. His father Steve was African-American, and his mother Anne is Irish-American. The oldest of 6 children, Kidd attended St. Paschal Baylon school in the Oakland Hills. As a youth, Kidd was highly scouted for AAU teams and tourneys, garnering various all-star and MVP awards. He frequented the city courts of Oakland, where he often found himself pitted against future NBA All-Star Gary Payton. The two still reminisce about the playing days of their youth. During his youth, Kidd also excelled at soccer, baseball as well as other sports.
he graduated from California; it was seen as a risky move to not go to an Eastern college