With the Dallas Mavericks victory tonight over the Miami Heat, a former-Alameda high school basketball star now has his first NBA Championship ring and title: Jason Kidd.
Kidd, who led the St. Joseph Notre Dame High School basketball team to back-to-back championships, played with the Mavericks from 1994-1996 and returned to the team in 2008. He went on to play in two championship series for the New Jersey Nets in 2002 and 2003.
In 1995, he was chosen as the NBA’s Co-Rookie of the Year.
Kidd, 38 (shown in one photo online holding the championship trophy), is reportedly the oldest guard to start a game during the NBA Finals.
Thanks for making St. Joe’s and the rest of the Island — and the Bay Area — proud.