Jason Kidd, the 10-time All-Star NBA point guard, just signed a three-year, $9.5 million deal with the Knicks earlier in July. But early yesterday morning, he got a DWI in Southampton, NY after crashing his 2010 Cadillac Escalade into a telephone pole around 2 a.m. after spending the night schmoozing with Star Wars director George Lucas at a charity event. (!!!)
He’s okay, but he was taken to the hospital to treat some very minor injuries. According to a police report, he “smelled heavily of an alcoholic beverage,” and was “very unsteady on his feet” and “did not know what happened” in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Police Chief William Wilson Jr. said that Kidd refused a blood test and chemical test.
Thank goodness he was the lone passenger in the vehicle. We can’t believe what a foolish and totally avoidable accident this was. Especially since he’s about to start fresh with the Knicks AND he’s an expecting father!
Yep, just in case you haven’t heard. Kidd and his wife, Porschla Coleman, have child number two on the way.
Hey Jason, we’re glad you’re okay, but for your future child’s sake, can you please get your ish together?!
[Photos: @RealJasonKidd, Daily News/New York Post]