Jason Kidd Celebrates Fan's Birthday 14 Years After He Was Invited To The Party

05/19/2015 11:47 am ET | Updated May 19, 2015

As a young boy, Daniel Marks idolized Jason Kidd. So much so that he wrote the then NBA star a letter and invited his favorite player to his 10th birthday.

Marks must have figured at the time that Kidd would be a no-show, but it turns out, Kidd was just a little bit late to the party.

Marks posted a photo of the letter on Instagram several months ago, and Kidd recently celebrated Marks' 24th birthday in person with a cake that reads, "Daniel, after 14 years J Kidd can celebrate your birthday with you."

Kidd didn't have far to travel. Turns out they're colleagues. Marks works as the basketball database manager for the Milwaukee Bucks and Kidd is the team's coach.

Of course, this wouldn't have happened without Marks' original letter:

Jason Kidd is the new Bucks coach. I wrote him this letter 13 years ago

A photo posted by Daniel Marks (@dgm591) on


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