Before Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Kidd had made just 4-of-25 from beyond the arc in his previous six games. And since January rolled around, the future Hall of Famer has been shooting 25.5 percent from 3-point range after starting the first two months of the season shooting at a clip of 44.2 percent.
Against the Clippers on Sunday, Kidd broke out of his shooting slump with a 3-for-5 performance from downtown in the Knicks' 93-80 loss. What changed? Clippers shooting coach Bob Thate worked with Kidd for about 30 minutes before the game. Thate was a coach for the New Jersey Nets back when Kidd starred there and apparently decided to work with his former pupil.
Is that allowed?
Maybe Thate figured without Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony playing on Sunday, there wasn't anything to worry about with helping someone from the other team? And in the video, Blake Griffin appears to be joking around with the whole situation. However, you could see why some fans might raise an eyebrow to that type of thing and wonder what is going on when they hear Jeff Van Gundy talking about it on the telecast.