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Poor Shaun

I feel so bad for Shaun Livingston. I have never seen anything like that on a basketball court. He might be done. He tore all three ligaments in his knee and it could be career threatening. At teh very least, he’s missing next year (they say he’s out at least a year.
The worst part, he was due for a contract extension, and was going to get something fat. The Clippers clearly valued him. They passed on the chance to get Allen Iverson and Vince Carter, according to published reports, because they didn’t want to give up Shaun.
He’ll get the $4.4M he’s due next season. He’s going to have to prove he can play again before he gets another nickel. I imagine he’ll have to do what Jay Williams did, get into somebody’s camp and try to prove he’s healthy and ready. Fortunately, he’s only 21.

Anyone who hasn’t seen it, here is the YouTube link. WARNING: It’s pretty nasty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Ghupxbj9g

Marcus Thompson

  • manhattanproj

    but then again, jay williams is young too and he hasn’t been in a nba uniform since his crash. one thing that livingston has going for him is he doesn’t rely on quickness like williams. he’s a 6’7 PG with vision. he can still make plays. i think he should be able to make a comeback. fortunately he came right out of hs. think about what would happen to his future if this happened to him in a duke uniform? at least now, he can still live off of his rookie contract which is more than what a lot of college graduates earn in their lifetime.

    btw marcus, are we ever going to have “ask marcus” in this blog?