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Kidd Knows: It's Up to Him

Jason Kidd has been the most important player in the Nets' franchise history: the one who broke the Curse of Dr. J, turned the franchise from a joke to a perennial contender, the one who brought not only credibility but pride to the Meadowlands. Saturday afternoon, he faces his latest challenge: turning around a playoff series that has seen a former protege steal his spotlight. There isn't a player or coach on either side who doesn't understand that now it's all about the captain.