The measure of a player stepping on the main stage often comes in the form of their first Sports Illustrated cover. For Jason Kidd, according to the magazine's online archives, that came in the magazine's March 29, 1993, issue when Kidd and the Cal Golden Bears upset Bobby Hurley and the Duke Blue Devils in the second round of that year's NCAA tournament.
The next year would be the rookie season in the NBA season for Kidd, who announced Monday that he was retiring from the NBA at age 40. So how much basketball history has passed since then? A ton. In fact, so much that there are active NBA players who weren't even alive when the cover came out.
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