Jason Kidd has very obviously undergone weight loss in recent times. Just check out his latest Instagram pictures and you will see that the basketball coach looks extremely skinny. Just a year ago, people were mocking his weight and now, he looks like he's lost 10-15 pounds. But that's just a guess. How many pounds did he exactly lose and how are yet to be answered by Jason Kidd himself? So far, he has not acknowledged his weight loss.
Jason Kidd is widely considered to be one of the greatest point guards and passers of all time in the history of the NBA. It was his ability to pass and rebound that made him a legendary triple-double threat. No wonder he is a 10-time NBA All-Star, a 5-time All-NBA First Team member, and a 9-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. In 2011, he became the winner of an NBA Championship as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. He also won two gold medals in the Olympics with the U.S. national team, once in 2000 and the next time in 2008.
He was excellent at basketball and he ranked third all-time in the NBA for regular-season triple-doubles with a career total of 107 and third in playoff triple-doubles with a career total of 11 when he retired. He was honored as one of the league's greatest players of all time and named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in October 2021. Now, he serves as the head coach for the Dallas Mavericks. The current head coach is making splashes on the internet with people talking about how drastically he has lost weight and transformed his physical appearance. So, let's discuss Jason Kidd's weight loss!
Jason Kidd's Weight Loss: He Has Gotten Skinnier Than Before But How?
Jason Kidd (@coachjasonkidd) has so obviously had a weight loss. Exactly how many pounds did he lose and how did he lose it? We don't know because he has not yet shared it but we do know that he's gotten a lot skinnier in a very short time because not long ago, he appeared to be at a very healthy weight.
Jason Kidd has had a noticeable weight loss.
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Just go through Jason's Instagram profile and you will see how drastically his physique has changed in recent times. He has lost a lot of weight in a very short time which is frankly a bit worrying because he does not just look super skinny, he also looks ill at that weight. The dramatic weight loss he so clearly has had does not seem so healthy and fans are worried sick that he's, well, sick.
It was not very long ago that Jason Kidd used to be targeted for his weight. Not that he was super fat or overweight but he was obviously not as toned and fit as he used to be when he played and just that would make him the source of mockery among his peers. That's no longer the case now. Now, he has undergone weight loss and that has brought a complete change in his physical appearance.
In April 2022, Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, and Jeff Van Gundy took a shot at Kidd's weight during the Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks matchup. A picture of Kidd with Giannis Antetokounmpo from Bucks was flashed on the screen by ABC and during the broadcast, Breen said that 'he' has obviously put on 40 pounds since then. If you are wondering who, "Jason Kidd," Jackson responded promptly to that and they all began laughing as they mocked Kidd's weight gain. That seems ages ago because now, after his weight loss, Kidd looks nothing like he looked then.
Was Jason Kidd Motivated For His Weight Loss Because of Critics?
They may have been talking about Giannis because he was the one who had gained a lot of weight as he transformed from a lanky teenager to an athletic player. But they didn't resist mocking Jason Kidd's weight and that's all you need to know. Anyway, he looked kind of bulky then, not super fit. About 'not being the super fit' part, he still does not look per se. Just very gaunt and sickly skinny after his weight loss.
Jason Kidd has yet not acknowledged his weight loss.
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Nobody knew that the coach was embarking on a journey to lose weight because while among athletes, he may look a bit bulky, to normal people, he didn't look as though he had extra weight to lose. They were stunned to see him with his new physique in his recent Instagram picture. They want to know how many pounds he had shed and how. However, since he has not yet acknowledged his weight loss, that information is not available in the public domain.
But as far as speculations go, because Kidd once thanked TNT's Reggie Miller for motivating Luka Doncic to lose weight by critiquing him and calling him fat, some of the fans think that Jason Kidd may have been motivated to get started on his weight loss because of people mocking his weight.