Earlier this afternoon:
In another unforeseen twist of this wild offseason, sources say Jason Kidd has decided to leave Mavs and join Knicks on a multiyear deal— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 5, 2012
Mavs were confident they'd close three-year, $9M deal with Kidd but after all-day deliberations w/both teams Kidd has committed to Knicks— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 5, 2012
That's one hell of a swerve. And so, my very first sports hero goes packing ... again.