Basketball

LAS VEGAS — LeBron James isn't here. Chris Paul isn't here. Ditto for Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook, not to mention James Harden, Dwight Howard, Andre Drummond and Steph Curry. Fact is, you could craft a gold medal-worthy roster out of the NBA stars who tapped out from participating with USA Basketball this summer for what, eventually, will be the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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In the summer of 2003, then-New Jersey Nets point guard Jason Kidd was one of the top names on the free-agent market. Kidd had just led the Nets to their second straight Finals berth, where they lost to the Tim Duncan-led San Antonio Spurs in six games. At the time, the Spurs were unsure if second-year point guard Tony Parker was their point guard of the future. With Kidd entering free agency in 2003, the Spurs had interest in him. Ultimately, Kidd re-signed with the Nets. But now, 13 years later, Kidd reveals how he wonders how his career would have gone had he chosen otherwise.

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