Free agent guard Shaun Livingston reached agreement Tuesday on a contract to join the Warriors, and he celebrated by posting a photo on Instagram of himself and his sister, Sarah, wearing Golden State and USC hats.
“Cali movement!!,” Livingston wrote. “Congrads lil sis!! Letswork!
Livingston shared his joy with family, telling columnist Marcus Thompson II that Sarah is going to be relatively close by as she’s headed to USC to play volleyball after playing basketball at Illinois last season.
“The opportunity for her to do pursue her passion, and for me to sign with the Warriors, everything is kind of settling down,” he said. “To see how far both of us have come, it’s amazing.”
Sarah recalled in an interview with the Daily Illini in February how difficult it was to see her brother suffer a serious knee injury in 2007 while playing for the Los Angeles Clippers that put his career in jeopardy.
“It was really scary,” Sarah told the paper. “They were on western time, and I fell asleep with the TV muted watching his game in my room. I was sleeping, but I had a really bad nightmare and I woke up, sweating. I looked at the TV and, like, instantly after I looked at it, he went up for his layup and I saw the whole the thing. It was wild, just the weirdest thing to wake up to.”
“We didn’t know what was going to happen, his knee was completely destroyed,” Sarah said. “I remember ‘amputation’ was being tossed around. I was really scared.”
Now the 28-year-old Livingston after the most complete year of his career with Brooklyn will be paid handsomely by the Warriors after taking the long road back to California.
“Thank you Brooklyn for embracing me….Golden State, excited to be part of the movement!!!” Livingston tweeted.