Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shaun Livingston Getting Another Shot In The NBA

So glad to see that former Clippers first round draft pick, Shaun Livingston is getting another shot in the league.

I'm sure you remember Shaun's horrific knee injury a couple of seasons ago. An injury that may have been the worst sports injury seen on live television this side of Joe Theisman.

The real tragedy, however, was that it happened to one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Shaun was destined for greatness both on and off the court.

Here's hoping he gets a chance at both.

(Editor's note: I am also really glad he finally cut those damn corn rows. After Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson cut theirs, the trend seems to be dying. Now the question is: Who will be the last NBA player with corn rows/dreads? I've got my money on either Mikki Moore or Udonis Haslem. You can have the field.)

NEW YORK, March 31, 2009 – The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guard Shaun Livingston of the Tulsa 66ers today making him the 19th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2008-09 NBA Development League season. He becomes the 76th NBA player to have NBA D-League experience.

Livingston, a 6-7 guard, has played in 11 games, 10 starts, since being acquired by the 66ers on March 7, 2009. He is averaging 9.5 points, 6.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 28.4 minutes and has scored in double figures five times, including a season-high 22 points in a 112-110 win at Rio Grande Valley on March 27, 2009.

Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round (4th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft, Livingston has played in 149 career NBA games for the Clippers and the Miami Heat, averaging 7.4 points, 4.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 26.3 minutes.

Livingston is expected to join the Thunder today in San Antonio and be available when the team takes on the Spurs tonight.

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