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Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd unleashed an expletive-laden outburst at an ESPN reporter on Tuesday night, albeit in his famously subdued, monotone delivery.
In response to a query from Tim MacMahon, a long-time NBA reporter who has been covering Kidd since his playing days, the Mavs coach demanded that reporters provide more positive coverage.
'It's alright to to write positive stuff,' said the 50-year-old Hall of Famer. 'People will read your positive s***. You don't always have to be negative. The world is already negative.'
The back-and-forth began with MacMahon asking Kidd about the Mavs' improved performances in late-game scenarios. As opposed to last year, when newly acquired Kyrie Irving failed to mesh with star point guard Luka Doncic resulting in a disappointing 38-44 record, this season's Mavs have been exceptional in clutch situations and currently sit at 11-6.
'After you guys traded for Kyrie, I think the clutch situations were a struggle,' MacMahon asked after the Mavs' 121-115 win over the rival Houston Rockets in Dallas. 'This year, you're among the best in the league in those situations. What have you seen the difference in the dynamic, specifically with Luka and Kyrie closing games.'
WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE