Jason Kidd draws inspiration from an unlikely source

In case you missed it, Jason Kidd attended a special screening of the new film Elysium earlier this week. This isn’t the important part.

What is important, though, is a specific point Kidd made mid-interview.

Q: Growing up did you have any futuristic movies or books that made you think the future would look something like the world of “Elysium?”

Kidd: “I’m a big fan of The Matrix…But also some of the plot of this movie! He’s fighting for what he believes in and so it’s something that hopefully when I see them, now that I’m a coach, I can use this as one of my tools.”

 Use this as one of my tools. It’ll have to be modified; in Elysium, Matt Damon is fighting against class warfare and the Nets are paying the biggest luxury tax ever. But surely the Heat exist on the same level of abstract villainy as the futuristic 1%? Or maybe Kidd’s just mastering his ability to spout PR-level blandishments in preparation for his post-game conferences, in which case game on, coach, game on.