The day Shaun Livingston faced amputation...... twice.
very interesting article on grantland about shaun livingston... the highest-drafted high-school PG in NBA history.
seems the japanese-american doctor took a big gamble on the court that day when he popped the knee back in. if he had failed, shaun might have developed gangrene within an hour or two... likely requiring amputation.
however, the maneuver worked out, and shaun breathed a huge sigh of relief... thinking it would be another rehab and recovery case like he had gone through before.
then when he got to the hospital, the doctor who handled him saw how much damage had been done to the surrounding tissues and ligaments and was leaning towards... yes, AMPUTATION.
fortunately one of the clips' athletic trainers talked her out of it, and here he is today... not only able to walk, but one of the brightest spots on a team full of underachievers. ain't life funny?
Re: The day Shaun Livingston faced amputation...... twice.
The Nets should be careful with his minutes. They asked him the other day if his injuries capped his minutes and he said something like "I'll deal with it, I need to be proffessional". Not, "no they don't". He is playing more 1 on 1 and offensive minded (his own) as a Net though, isn't he? He used to be all about the pass (helped by the fact his shooting was meh) now he drives a lot and scores more than assists. The other night, he went to the basket harder and better than I recall even in his pre injury days. His floater is money.