Originally Posted by Jimmy2k8
Does anybody on this board remember Slava Medvedenko? Pretty well known Former Laker player that played a role in the 2004 nba season.
Slava Medvedenko highlights.
I totally forgot that Medvendenko was a good role player for the Lakers, sadly he was waived due to injury in 2006 nba season.
So is there still a place for this kid?
The Los Angeles Lakers were established as a team back then and he wasn't the focal point which is why there wasn't so much attention on him. His role was small and was only expected to perform and do little things, that's why when he played well, it was a big deal, because the focal point wasn't around him and he wasn't expected to contribute as much as he did sometimes.
As time went on, and as Shaquille O'Neal was traded and the whole roster changed, his role changed and he was expected to do more and he probably couldn't handle it. The pressure really got to him I guess. I think he passed out in an elevator due to back problems or vertigo.
Somebody might as well make a video about Samaki Walker and Tracy Murray.