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Old 11-20-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: The day Shaun Livingston faced amputation...... twice.

Yeah it may seem small, but seeing Livingston play well puts a smile on my face. Just knowing all he went through with his injuries as a rookie, its nice to see someone come back to progressing.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:42 AM   #3
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Default Re: The day Shaun Livingston faced amputation...... twice.

He's still athletic too, which is crazy.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:47 AM   #4
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Didn't know gangrene spreads that fast
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:57 AM   #5
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Didn't know gangrene spreads that fast
this is how 30 year old canadian men spend their free time!!
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:05 AM   #6
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Default Re: The day Shaun Livingston faced amputation...... twice.

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Didn't know gangrene spreads that fast
Just google imaged gangrene. Haha, I shouldn't have.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:16 AM   #7
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Didn't know gangrene spreads that fast
the article was saying something about the misplaced knee cap cutting off blood flow to part of his lower leg, making it a critical situation.

but in most cases, yea... i don't think gangrene happens nearly that fast.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:24 AM   #8
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this is how 30 year old canadian men spend their free time!!

Huh? I'm neither 30 nor Canadian. And I'm not sure what you mean by this is how I spend my time.

If you are still upset about my user name, I am not trying to hurt your image or pretend to be you. If anything, you should feel flattered.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:54 AM   #9
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Default Re: The day Shaun Livingston faced amputation...... twice.

i dont know why a lot of teams waived him through the years... he literally played solid for all of them
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:22 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:59 AM   #11
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Default Re: The day Shaun Livingston faced amputation...... twice.

"Japanese-American doctor".


Why does that matter?
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:59 PM   #12
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Default Re: The day Shaun Livingston faced amputation...... twice.

I was at that game. It's the worst sports injury I've ever witnessed.

Glad to see him playing well. I wish the Bobcats could've hung onto him. Gonna be at the game tonight btw.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:18 PM   #13
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I was at that game. It's the worst sports injury I've ever witnessed.

Glad to see him playing well. I wish the Bobcats could've hung onto him. Gonna be at the game tonight btw.

Flew out to LA to see the barnburner between Raymond Felton's Bobcats and the almost 500 Clippers eh?

Adam Morrisson went off for 15 in that game
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #14
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Flew out to LA to see the barnburner between Raymond Felton's Bobcats and the almost 500 Clippers eh?

Adam Morrisson went off for 15 in that game


Actually I was in town for my cousin's wedding and decided to go support my Cats. It was absolutely no problem getting tickets.

When the Cats signed Livingston as a backup to Felton and Augustin I was like "that dude can still walk?".
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #15
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"Japanese-American doctor".


Why does that matter?
Racist.

Just kidding.
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