The Matrix. A professional NBA coach. Kevin Garnett.
It immediately created a flurry on Twitter, with the lead-off hitter as SB Nation's very own Ben Swanson:
Lots of people die in that movie RT @NetsDaily: Kidd says he's a big fan of "The Matrix." Thinks he can use the plot a motivational tool.— Ben Swanson (@CardboardGerald) August 2, 2013
"NO ONE MAKES THE JUMP THE FIRST TIME, ROOK"- Kevin Garnett, before throwing Mason Plumlee off a rooftop.— Brian Schroeder (@Cosmis) August 2, 2013
The theme for the Nets season is stoned college students my age— Bethlehem Shoals (@freedarko) August 2, 2013
final play "Kevin, close your eyes and throw the ball wherever" "Nobody's ever tried that before" "That's why it's going to work." *chills*— J. Doug Hatings (@basquiatball) August 2, 2013
Kidd's bold proclamation led the SB Nation think tank to, well, think. Here's half the league linked to movies, because the Nets shouldn't be the only team hogging the league's Blockbuster card.
Boston Celtics: The Departed
The only question remaining is when Danny Ainge will catch Rajon Rondo in his apartment unexpectedly.
Chicago Bulls: Robocop 2
It ends with a heroic return and victory though, Chicago.
Dallas Mavericks: The Official Dallas Mavericks 2010-2011 Championship Season DVD
Oh, what was, and what never came to be.
Detroit Pistons: Panic Room
Without much space, the Pistons will somehow have to survive together while millions are at stake.
Houston Rockets: Finding Nemo
Dwight Howard's favorite movie, and that opt-out is only a few years away, Houston.
Los Angeles Clippers: Freaky Friday
A superstar player in his prime, a big time coach swooping in, more stability than the team that shares the city and Staples Center as their home? The Los Angeles Clippers, everybody.
Los Angeles Lakers: Kazaam 2: The Quest for the Sixth Lamp
Wait that never happened.
Memphis Grizzlies: Grown Ups 2
Miami Heat: Arthur
If only for the Batman and Robin dress-up scene.
New Orleans Pelicans: The Birds
A lesson to Anthony Davis and his feathered teammates on how to play aggressive defense.
New York Knicks: I Know What You Did Last Summer
You traded for Andrea Bargnani using draft picks.
Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunderstruck
Because somebody has to watch it.
Philadelphia 76ers: Titanic
In SB Nation's collaborative power rankings, the 76ers ranked last. The ship is going down, cap'n.
Sacramento Kings: Sleepless in Seattle
San Antonio Spurs: While You Were Sleeping
The Spurs do everything right, so much so in fact that it's as if we fell in love with the organization while we were sleeping. Coach Pop probably dreams of Italy, right?