Shaun Livingston could still be running point for Duke, saving all of us from being subjected to Greg Paulus.
Most people argue that only a handful of players have been ready to go straight from high school to the NBA.
Shaun Livingston wasn’t one of those players, but he is the ultimate benefactor from going pro early. Livingston
’s gelatin knees failed him again last night, when he suffered a grotesque injury on a fast break.
It’s sad to see that a 21 year old kid’s career could actually be over before he ever really got going.
Fortunately, he’s got the guaranteed money from being the number four pick in the draft.
went to college and suffered similar injuries, he could have just taken his braids out, picked out his fro and gone by Cedric Bozeman. Livingston
has tantalized us with his great court vision, shifty ball-handling, and the fact that he’s a legitimate 6’7” point guard.
I don’t mean to write an obituary for the guy, but it’s pretty hard to imagine he’ll ever be a star in the league, and this is just more bad news for Billy Crystal, Bill Simmons, and both of the other Clippers fans.
Whenever you draft a kid out of high school, it’s always a calculated risk, but when you keep him for a couple of seasons and start to get the distinct impression that he’s never going to be healthy for more than a month at the time, you’re asking for trouble down the road. Livingston was playing well this year, but the Clippers should have been aware of their star-crossed tenure in the NBA. He was the ultimate trade bait, and could have been packaged with Corey Maggette, a draft pick and reeled in a guy like Vince Carter. Instead, they’ll just have a crippled PG who looks like a girl (with a wispy mustache), an overpaid sixth man (with considerable handsomeness), and another draft pick that they will undoubtedly misuse. Donald Sterling, you may begin kicking yourself in the ass at your ready.