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Jason Kidd

My Drunk Driving Case

Won't Affect NBA Season

9/12/2012 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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New York Knicks star Jason Kidd does NOT believe his drunk driving case in New York will have any affect on his performance in the upcoming NBA season ... at least that's what he told us on the way into court this morning.

A well-dressed Kidd -- along with his legal team -- rolled in to the Southampton Town Justice Court to handle business related to his July 15 arrest ... when cops say he drunkenly slammed his 2010 Cadillac Escalade into a telephone poll around 2 AM.

Kidd had already entered a not guilty plea in the case.

Jason was also asked if he had anything to say to his young fans -- but that question was met with pure silence.

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writenow    

It's all fun and games until you use your car as a lethal weapon. Hire a driver and party on.

750 days ago
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slunkiinettos    

DWIIIsUPLAYz4U22?

750 days ago
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Lala    

His DUI won't, his age will....It's time for him to graduate to TNT commentary! lol

750 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Thank goodness it won't affect your NBA season. But what about all those kids that look up to you and see what a mess you really are. Bad message dude!
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Phishie from Philly

750 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

They really should fine and suspend for a few games these sports player who get in trouble with the law. Because so many kids look up to them and they get paid so much money. Example; if a police man, fireman, or a teacher gets a DUI they will get in trouble with work. More than one offense they will get fired. Why aren't sports players, actors and actresses held to the same standard?
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Phishie from Philly

750 days ago
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northern gypsy    

really...his calillac into a telephone pole at 2am...then pleading not guilty??? in reality...a very co$tly mistake for J.K. !!! however...if it's his first time...not fatal to his career...

750 days ago
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ithoughtitwasgum    

The reason he crashed into the telephone pole was because he was sexting me at the time..x

750 days ago
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Everyones~A~Star    

The booze effects your preformance for a week after drinking it. Driving drunk effects us all. What a sh*thead. So sick of drunks killing people, lucky thing no one was hurt when this violent man decided to drink and drive. Drinking and driving is a violent and agressive crime. That man has no impulse control and is too cheap to call a cab. Shame.

750 days ago
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D. Potter    

A well-dressed Kidd? Who writes this crap for TMZ?

750 days ago
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Skins    

Legal Team? For a DUI? Another joke for the "justice" system. He will walk away with a slap on the wrist

750 days ago
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lbs    

"Thou without sins may cast the first stone." I'm not religious or atheist, but Everybody makes mistakes, how you correct those mistakes reveals true character.

750 days ago
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spelling    

Telephone Poll lol POLE!!!!!!!!!!

750 days ago
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Heather    

Well of course it won't effect his season. Like all celebs, they can do whatever the **** they want.

750 days ago
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It's spelled POLE . . . . Not POLL

750 days ago
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Jan    

The next time he does this he will probably kill some innocent person, but the NBA will be OK with that too. He's smiling because the NBA has never reprimanded him for anything and they're not about to start now. David Stern wants his Knicks to win at all cost and he's hoping that Jason Kidd can mentor to his wild bunch team so that they can win or cheat their way to a championship. Kidd is a great player, but he represents what's wrong with pro sports where athletes believe they can do anything they want to do without any repercussions. It's a shame that we see player after player break law after law and he comes to court smiling because he realizes that he will not have to answer to the same laws as the rest of us. The NBA is sick and so is Kidd.

750 days ago

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