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Much ado has come from Jason Kidd's recent fulfillment of a previous promise made to Elaine Wynn (the wife of Steve Wynn, Las Vegas casino magnate) regarding his 2008 Beijing Olympics basketball gold medal. Kidd himself stated that "...I told her I'd make a deal with her, that if we won the gold medal, I'd give it to her. She thought I was kidding. But I told her I had one already, and the way they treated us at the Wynn, it was the least I could do."

As I see it, the gold medal represents supreme achievement and a (potential) once in a lifetime accomplishment; futher, the medal itself should be something to show to anyone that you, among all those who competed, was demed the best in the world. Now I do understand that Jason Kidd has another gold from a previous Olympics, but that other medal should not be the sole Olympic representative of his former glory in his trophy case.

Personally, I'm opposed to Kidd giving his medal away despite his "promise" to Wynn. I know she said she didn't take it seriously, but she could have chosen to not accept it. I know that it's Kidd's medal and he can do with it as he chooses, but I guess I just expected him to possess a bit more desire considering that this is his last Olympics and probably his crowning achievement. Maybe I'm looking into it too much. Who knows. I, like many others, feel that this act could be seen as disrespectful and devalues the symbol of the medal.

So.. what say you, the fan? Was he showing a case of supreme humility and generosity or was he simply being foolish?

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