Jason Kidd through the years
June 03, 2013 @ 04:30 PM ET by HoopsHype
DALLAS, TX - APRIL 5: Rookie Jason Kidd (L) of the Dallas Mavericks looks for an opening to get past the defense of Nick Van Exel of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second quarter of their 05 April 1995 game at Dallas' Reunion Arena. Kidd scored the first triple-double of his pro career with 19 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. The Mavericks beat the Lakers 130-111.
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 8: Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks (on ground) scrambles for a loose ball during second half action at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas 08 February. Dallas wins in double-overtime 136-133, with Kidd setting a new club record for assists with 25. Utah's John Stockton is in rear.
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Shaquille O'Neal (R) of the Los Angeles Lakers tries to block the shot of Jason Kidd (L) of the New Jersey Nets during game two of the NBA Finals 07 June 2002 at the Stapes Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Lakers won the game 106-83 to lead the best-of-seven game series 2-0.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 12: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers shakes hands with TJ Kidd, son of Jason Kidd #5 of the New Jersey Nets after Game four of the 2002 NBA Finals at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey on June 12, 2002. The Lakers won 112-106 to sweep the series and take the 2002 championship title.
ATLANTA - FEBRUARY 9: Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets) #5 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars drives upcourt under pressure from Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) #8 of the Western Conference All-Stars during the 2003 NBA All-Star Game on February 9, 2003 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The West won in double overtime 155-145.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 24: Jason Kidd #5 of the New Jersey Nets and son, T.J. pose with the Eastern Conference Championship Trophy after defeating the Detroit Pistons in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2003 NBA Playoffs at Continental Airlines Arena on May 24, 2003 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Nets won 102-82.
Tim Duncan (R), Jermaine O'Neill (2nd R), Jason Kidd (C), Kenyon Martin (2nd L) and Richard Jefferson (L) of the US celebrate finishing in first place in the FIBA Americas Men's Basketball Olympic qualifier tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 31 August 2003. The US finished in first place, Argentina second and Puerto Rico third earning the slots available in the Americas for the Athens 2004 Olympics.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 14: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers tries to drive around Jason Kidd #5 of the New Jersey Nets in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2007 at the Continental Airlines Arena in the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 2: Jason Kidd #5 of the USA passes the trophy to Carmelo Anthony #15 as Tyson Chandler #14 and Michael Miller #13 applaud after the US defeated Argentina to win the Gold medal in the FIBA Americas Championship 2007 at Thomas & Mack Center September 2, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jason Kidd (R) of the New Jersey Nets and Steve Nash (L) of the Phoenix Suns paint the front door of a house in the East Section of New Orleans as players help participate in the NBA Cares Project during the 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend February 15, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The one-day project is to help rebuild homes that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Dirk Nowitzki (L) of the Dallas Mavericks is ensared between teammate Jason Kidd (C) and LeBron James (R) of the Miami Heat during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the AmericanAirlines Center in Dallas on June 9, 2011. Nowitzki (L) scored 29 points and Jason Terry had 21 points to lead Dallas to a 112-103 win over Miami that put the Mavericks on the brink of the first NBA title in franchise history.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 28: Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks recovers a ball as James Harden #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder slides past in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City defeated Dallas 99-98.
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: The New York Knicks celebrate with Jason Kidd #5 after he hit the winning three pointer against the Brooklyn Nets as Jerry Stackhouse #42 lies on the court to win 100-97 during their game at the Barclays Center on December 11, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.