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Old 07-30-2007, 01:13 AM   #1
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He can bend his knee without grimacing. He can use it to lunge sideways and to lift small weights. He can count on it now when he walks, which he does without a limp. It has been five months since the fateful layup, and the quiet kid with the thin, tight cornrows says his left knee "feels pretty good considering what it's been through."

All of this would be fine if the kid were a college intern walking files into the offices of upper management at a Century City law firm. But Shaun Livingston, though he is only 21, is not that kid; and his knee, which we really haven't heard much about since an awful moment at Staples Center in February, is not a typical knee.

This is a knee marked by two long, fresh scars. Once, it had been counted on for big things: to carry an NBA player to fortune and fame, and to carry an NBA franchise to heights it has never seen.

Strange, isn't it, how fast things happen, how suddenly life can change? Now, here he is, Shaun Livingston ready to tell us for the first time in detail what it is like when a knee fails and the big things that it was meant to deliver go wanting or, maybe, could still happen. Here's what it's like to be Shaun Livingston on the cusp.

A comeback? Or curtains?

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I suggest reading the full article as it says a lot.

Hopefully Livingston doesn't rush back though and further injure his knee.

I apologize if this was posted already as I posted it in the Clipper forum, but have no responses there
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:23 AM   #2
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Good to hear that he is getting better. I've always liked him.
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:27 AM   #3
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I'd be shocked if he ever plays again in the NBA
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:38 AM   #4
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"He and Jones still can't shake the memory of what the doctors said: Part of his left leg might have to be amputated. " that's enough to ruin your day when the doctor says that to ya.
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I hope he can return to full strength. I was one of his bigger non Clipp fan followers. He showed a lot on both ends in the playoffs of 06 and I think with a bigger build and more experience he could be a great triple threat like pg.
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Old 07-30-2007, 02:23 AM   #6
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Amazing if this kid comes back to the NBA. I was really counting on this kid to put up some numbers too =/
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Old 07-30-2007, 02:24 AM   #7
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Damn, I really hope he gets back to the NBA. Maybe not at 100%, but atleast as a decent backup....
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Old 07-30-2007, 02:26 AM   #8
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Javaris Crittenton vs. Shaun Livingston would definitely become a great rivalry. I hope Shaun Livingston will be back doing his stuff once again before he got injured a couple of months ago.
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Old 07-30-2007, 02:26 AM   #9
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he might have to change positions if he does come back because there are a lot of quick point guards. i hope he doesn't get his knee banged up on defense.
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:41 AM   #10
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I hope he's going to college while undergoing rehab. With that freak injury, we cant be sure if he can still come back. he should take time and play a lot of pick up games b4 trying to come back
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I hope he's going to college while undergoing rehab. With that freak injury, we cant be sure if he can still come back. he should take time and play a lot of pick up games b4 trying to come back

He's going to fine either way. His contract was for $14+ million dollars, so if he's smart with it he's going to be just fine. Right now, he's just lucky to walk, and that is what I feared most for the guy, I mean, they almost amputated his leg, he's lucky to be where he is.
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He's going to fine either way. His contract was for $14+ million dollars, so if he's smart with it he's going to be just fine. Right now, he's just lucky to walk, and that is what I feared most for the guy, I mean, they almost amputated his leg, he's lucky to be where he is.

He was still on a rookie contract?
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He's going to fine either way. His contract was for $14+ million dollars, so if he's smart with it he's going to be just fine. Right now, he's just lucky to walk, and that is what I feared most for the guy, I mean, they almost amputated his leg, he's lucky to be where he is.


Yep. And from the article it sounds like he is fine and right on schedule to play again.

I mean athletes tear those 3 ligaments at the same time all the time. Dante Culpepper did it. and in less than a year was healthy enough to atleast play some on it. (Yeah he needed more time, but he also has 300 lb men flying at his knees purposely). I thought he had some nerve damage, which would've been troublesome

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Old 07-30-2007, 04:49 AM   #14
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He was still on a rookie contract?


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Old 07-30-2007, 11:33 AM   #15
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I hope he's going to college while undergoing rehab. With that freak injury, we cant be sure if he can still come back. he should take time and play a lot of pick up games b4 trying to come back

I forgot where I read it, but I believe Shaun is taking classes at Pepperdine or CSUN this summer and might take winter classes.
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