Scoop B: T.J. Kidd Says It’s ‘Hard To Compare’ His Dad, Jason Kidd & Lakers’ Lonzo Ball

T.J. Kidd, Jason Kidd and Gary Payton conversing during NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League Game. Photo via Gary Payton/Twitter

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd is one of the NBA’s greatest point guards. 

Kidd impacted the game without being a big scorer and had a knack for making others around him better.

Remember Jason Kidd’s bowling ball pass to Lucious Harris?


That said, many have compared his style of play to  Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball.

“It’s a great compliment,” Kidd told the Los Angeles Times recently. “But everybody is different at the end of the day. There’s always comparisons of the great players in this league. Of Magic [Johnson], Michael [Jordan], Larry [Bird]. There’s always guys who come before for these young players to be compared to. It’s a great compliment. We’ll see.”  

Kidd was a human triple double machine during his career and he turned the then – New Jersey Nets into contenders.

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T.J. Kidd caught up with RESPECT Magazine’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, talked NBA and more. Photo Courtesy of New York Daily News

Jason Kidd’s son, T.J. Kidd was a fixture at Nets games during the team’s New Jersey days at Continental Airlines Arena and Izod Center.

T.J. was featured on RESPECT magazine earlier this week and reflected on those Nets days.

Now a sophomore at a Los Angeles-area college, he’s still connected to the game and is a fan and being in the LA area, he’ll see lots of Lonzo Ball, the Lakers’ number 2 pick in this years draft. “I believe that Lonzo is a great basketball player,” TJ Kidd told me by phone yesterday.

“High basketball I.Q,. great passer. He has without a doubt the potential to be great and do great things in the NBA. I think there are some similarities between the two. But I think at the same time, they’re playing in two different eras.”



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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit