See, there are some players that want what Jordan had. That is to be able to have their cake and eat it too. In this case win a title and be make mad money. The Spurs will be a title contending team and with Kidd their chances of a repeat is better. However, the fact of the matter is Shaq is right now, at this very moment working out
! We all know this. No one on this planet will be able to stop a very healthy Shaq. Hell, it took Duncan AND Robinson to contain him recently. With Robinson gone, so does the Spurs Twin Towers. The title is in LA next year, there's no doubt about it. So as far as Kidd goes, next year he'll be paid, but he won't make the finals for a third year straight.