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Jason Kidd: From Saint Joseph's to NBA Champion

Kidd graduated from Saint Joe's in 1992 and went on to play at the University of California, Berkeley before being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in 1994.

After 17 years in the NBA,  alum Jason Kidd won his first NBA championship Sunday night.

Kidd, considered one of the best point guards in NBA history, helped the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat 105-95 to clinch the series.

Thanks to Alameda's Nora Abille Stebbins for sending over this autographed program from a Saint Joe's-Encinal High game during the 1990-91 season.

"Everyone definitely knew he was going to make it big someday," wrote Abille Stebbins. "He was swarmed by crowds of people after the games to get his autograph."

Kin Robles June 13, 2011 at 01:51 PM
Pilot Pride continues!
Dr Steven Heller June 13, 2011 at 04:06 PM
I remember watching Jason play in high school and in pickup games in Franklin park. He was a man among boys back then and, yes, it was obvious he would be playing on the biggest stages. I'm happy for him. He works hard, plays old-school hustle basketball and, for the most part, has kept out of trouble over the course of his career. The same can't be said for his contemporary basketball star from the Island, J.R. Ryder, a poster boy for squandered talent.
Mary McInerney June 16, 2011 at 05:38 PM
Once a Pilot, always a Pilot! We at SJND are so proud of J Kidd, Class of 1992. He works hard, has an amazing basketball IQ and is a leader for the Mavs. He has two Olympic gold medals, but this is his first title since leading the Pilots to back-to-back state championships 20 years ago in 1991 and 1992. Congratulations, Jason!

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