Jason Kidd vs Jim Jackson
The moribund Dallas Mavericks hoped that their “Tree J’s” trio of Jason Kidd, Jamal Mashburn, and Jim Jackson would resurrect the team out of purgatory. However, in the two-plus seasons that the trio were together, Kidd and Jackson simply could not co-exist. But, where the plot really thickened between the two was the date — and date that never happened — with R&B singer Toni Braxton.
The story goes that Braxton appeared at the Mavericks team hotel one evening, to go on a date with Kidd, but ended up leaving that evening with Jackson instead. Shortly after, Kidd gave an ultimatum to the Mavericks front office: either Jackson was traded, or Kidd would demand a trade. The Mavericks acquiesced to the latter, trading Kidd to the Phoenix Suns in just his third season in the NBA.