Because a question-asking FBvian demanded it: Jason Kidd gave his recently acquired gold medal (apparently there was a bench riding competition this year) to Elaine Wynn, wife of casino mogul Steve Wynn. He met her when the so-called Redeem Team stayed at the Wynn casino for almost a month this summer.
“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.”
Since he got about as much playing time as I did, I’m guessing that medal didn’t mean as much as the one he brought home from Sydney in 2000.