It took him 17 years and three trips to the NBA Finals, but Jason Kidd finally earned a ring Sunday night. So he's the perfect person to give LeBron James and the Miami Heat this little piece of advice: Be patient! He called into ESPN Radio New York yesterday and discussed the Heat's chances to do well in the future now that they've got a season together under their belts.

"This is year one for these guys," Kidd said. "They made it to the NBA Finals. They are going to be back there again. They are very talented and this is only going to make them hungrier...Sometimes you have to be patient. It just doesn't happen overnight."

Wise words from a decent man, fellas. [via Boxden]