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.

NBA Players Born After Jason Kidd's First Appearance On Sports Illustrated Cover Slideshow


Tony Wroten

Wroten was born on April 13, 1993.


Maurice Harkless

Harkless was born on May 11, 1993.


Bradley Beal

Beal was born on June 28, 1993.


Andre Drummond

Drummond was born on August 10, 1993.


Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Kidd-Gilchrist was born on September 26, 1993.


Anthony Davis

OK, so we cheated a bit here. Anthony Davis was born on March 11, 1993, meaning he was alive -- but barely able to do anything but open his eyes, eat and sleep when the cover came out.

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