Shaun Livingston is retiring.
[–][OKC] Eric Maynor Ibaka_flocka 3423 指標 12小時前
Dude had an amazing second chance and took advantage of it. Great career
[–]Warriors HappyCrabDay 989 指標 10小時前
He will never live down the injury. Almost every interviewer he talks with mentions it, lol.
[–]Warriors climaxingwalrus 990 指標 9小時前
Cause it was one of the worst injuries in the history of the nba
[–]Pistons ATrueFreakUp 93 指標 7小時前
As far as damage done I think it's probably up there as one of the worst injuries in pro sports history, at least American pro sports (excluding combat sports).
[–][CHI] Derrick Rose jeric13xd 337 指標 12小時前
Easily the worst knee injury Ive seen in basketball. Happy Sdot was able to find a home and win 3 chips.
His postup turn around jumper was unstoppable before it got nerfed last season
[–]Raptors BEE_REAL_ 239 指標 12小時前
Easily the worst knee injury Ive seen in basketball
My aunt is a sports physician, and she told me the Livingston's is the worst sports knee injury on film.
[–]kathmandontandwont 81 指標 8小時前
Yeah, but it's about how he overcame his injury, not how it ruined him. It's not that he will never live it down, it's that he overcame seemingly insurmountable physical odds
[–]Black frier 38 指標 8小時前
I mean they were considering amputating his leg
[–]alltheseUNs 12 指標 7小時前*
I’m a younger fan idek what ‘the injury’ is imma go look it up.
Edit: Jfc that’s terrible
[–]NBA thepatientoffret 46 指標 12小時前
I never saw it and now I'm a bit curious.
[–]Thunder GorillaX 11 指標 6小時前
DON'T WATCH IT. I can watch mother fuckers get beheaded by the cartel all day long, but Shaun Livingston's knee injury is too much for me.
[–]Warriors cyama 29 指標 11小時前
He tore 3 out of 4 of his ligaments in his knee. He tore his ACL, MCL and PCL.
[–]NBA thepatientoffret 24 指標 11小時前
It's really amazing coming from that nightmare and win 3 rings.
[–]Celtics Brad-Stevens 1970 指標 12小時前
His comeback was inspirational
From almost having to amputate ... to bouncing around team to team
To backing up an all time great and being 1 of 5 guys to be on one of the greatest dynasties from start to finish
[–]TheBurner4567 107 指標 12小時前
Warriors dynasty may not be over.
[–]Raptors milkman163 77 指標 11小時前
Count me in on this comment. They could have all 3 by the playoffs, and those 3 could be enough.
[–]Un_cs 64 指標 11小時前
3... Plus dlo. Could be fucking scary
[–]76ers Hesi_Pull-up_Timbo 21 指標 11小時前
It's not gonna be as good this season but they'll be a contender until one of their core 3 leaves
[–]Heat Dwyanespellsitright 44 指標 11小時前
Im gonna be honest as long as you have Steph Curry to build around, you’re a contender
[–]Trail Blazers DingleberryDiorama 29 指標 11小時前
Looking forward to the Lakers, Clips and GS being great this year. Looking forward to this season big time.
[–][LAL] Kobe Bryant tatancool 25 指標 11小時前
Easily the most hyped offseason since I've been watching. And I think we have Kawhi to thank for. If he came to the Lakers, league fucked, easily 20 of 30 teams in rebuild mode, and a lot of bad shit. Now I really think the west is wide open and is going to be a blood bath. Can't be mad with that.
[–]Rockets thekarmagiver 600 指標 12小時前
Am not the biggest Warriors fan but after that injury, I've always been rooting for Livingston. Such a great come back.
[–]Knicks AkirraKrylon 279 指標 11小時前
Livingston may not have been even the 5th most important piece to the recent Warriors run but I feel like he was the most underappreciated piece of that dynasty. His presence is going to be sorely missed.
[–][HOU] John Lucas III DrSmotPoker 7 指標 9小時前*
If you don’t count KD (since he was only there for 3/5 finals runs and 2/3 champs) Livingston is a top 5 player for this run, and if you do he’s still clearly number 6.
[–]photocist 33 指標 10小時前
to warriors fans, he is not underappreciated. but to everyone else, probably. absolute money from the midrange, unstoppable turn around fade with the smaller guy on him. him and iggy were quick enough to run the floor for cutting dunks and could also handle the point and make a smart pass. a key part of the championship rotation.
[–]Warriors HailOfThorns 185 指標 11小時前
The length he gave us on defense and that reliable mid range, I miss him already
[–]Thunder Ssumday_is_love 106 指標 11小時前
His midrange in 2015 was so good, especially in the finals
What a great story, great guy with a really good personality.
[–]Rockets Daroo425 84 指標 11小時前
Does he miss a turnaround from 8-10 feet? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it. Dude constantly killed us
[–]Warriors vincere925 19 指標 11小時前
Went a little downhill last season, but man it was beautiful to watch.
[–]Hawks CameronReddish 4068 指標 12小時前
Fantastic career and one of the greatest sports comebacks of all time.
[–]Raptors fax-me-some-halibut 31 指標 12小時前
and one of the greatest sports comebacks of all time.
Right up there with Lebron's hairline
[–]Fruity Snacksss 15 指標 12小時前
It sure was. I remembering that injury and Jesus Christ. Everyone and himself bet his career was completely over.
[–]West vapianonuts24 1664 指標 12小時前
People seem to forget what a great athletic player he was before his injury. After coming back, he developed a near automatic mid range jumper.
So happy he got to win a few rings have such a gruesome injury
[–]Trail Blazers DingleberryDiorama 41 指標 11小時前
Shows you how good he possibly could have been. Potential HOFer in my opinion. He sure turned out to have the mental fortitude.
[–]Celtics supes1 41 指標 9小時前
Definitely had mental fortitude, but I don't think he would have sniffed the HOF even staying healthy. Remember, his major injury wasn't until his third season. He was just an average rotation player at the time he went down.
That doesn't take anything away from what he accomplished obviously. Even making it back to the NBA is impressive, and he made it back and had a really solid career.
[–][UTA] Bernard King DeathBySuplex 17 指標 9小時前
John Stockton was a bench player until his third season.
[–]Celtics supes1 26 指標 9小時前
Stockton also played 82 games each of his first three seasons and put up better stats than Shaun. But yeah, obviously players usually continue to improve after their third season... my point was mostly that I don't believe he showed HOF potential early in his career.
I saw him as more of a fringe all-star if things panned out well.
[–]Knicks ForgetHype 104 指標 11小時前
I don't think it's people forgetting, it's more that people just never knew how good he was before his injury. It happened more than 12 years ago which means a ton of people have started watching the NBA since then.
[–]Warriors ButObviously 88 指標 9小時前
I think pre-injury Livingston is getting overrated. He was a really exciting talent, but he got injured before he developed into the player that he could've been. I don't want to diminish the fact that a lot of people thought he was going to become something special, and he had so much crazy athleticism/size for the position. But he wasn't some sort of all-star type player when he got injured.
[–]Spurs ec2xs 27 指標 8小時前
I agree. He wasn’t anything too special before his injury, but an exciting prospect. He still needed a fair amount of development before proving himself as a starter in the league. Pretty analogous to Dejounte Murray.
[–]Wizards white_light-king 720 指標 11小時前
his mental game in the GSW years was so strong to go with that mid-range. He was always doing the stuff he was good at and making smart plays.
[–][OKC] Steven Adams basketballandpuppies 151 指標 7小時前
Dude just seemed to make the right play at the right time when they needed him to.
[–]myuseless2ndaccount 25 指標 7小時前
Just this year his no look Pass to Iggy for the game winning 3 in this years finals was insane.
[–]Toeknee99 300 指標 10小時前
Absolutely vital to the GSW run. They could always rely on him to get like 6-8 points off the bench. Every time he pulled up from 15-20 ft, I knew it would go in.
[–]Grizzlies jbrooks772 76 指標 10小時前
Shaun almost never pulls up for deep 2's, he shoots from 10-15 out.
[–]HesiPulloutJimmer[ ] 193 指標 10小時前
Those 6-8 points usually came in at very timely moments esp. in the playoffs. A couple backdoor cuts, couple from midrange, all the while usually making the right play. Will miss him for sure.
[–]salmans13 28 指標 7小時前
Their bench is what made GSW hard to beat before DURANT joined them.
[–]Celtics AceCheese11 626 指標 12小時前
Incredible turn around to his career after such a devastating injury
[–][TOR] Norman Powell RookieAndTheVet 321 指標 12小時前
Incredible turnaround jumper, too.
[–]Knicks CameramanToe 459 指標 12小時前
This mans midrange jumper was literally automatic in some of those finals
[–]sriracha82 219 指標 11小時前
He literally shot 18/22 or something crazy in the 18 finals lmao
[–]Warriors 0hootsson 15 指標 6小時前
Tons of wide open dunks/oops on backdoor cuts too. He moved so well within the offense that most of the shots he took were wide open
[–][CLE] Zydrunas Ilgauskas Vargolol 10 指標 8小時前
Because he was a tall PG that could pass as well as he could shoot the midrange. We always had to stick someone so fucking short on him and he'd just shoot over them like he was wide open, and if we doubled it was always an easy dunk
I hated seeing him come in against our secondary
[–]Bulls mrpoopybutthole551 18 指標 9小時前
He was that guy who stepped up in so many games whenever the warriors just needed to add those quiet points. Whenever a smaller guard would switch onto him u knew his shot was going in.
[–]Warriors guesting 10 指標 12小時前*
i like these athletes who have one great skill, you know it's coming, and dare you to do something about it.
[–][BOS] Jaylen Brown Ye_Biz 81 指標 12小時前*
And amazing athleticism before his gruesome leg injury, probably could’ve been a couple time all star
[–][TOR] Norman Powell RookieAndTheVet 76 指標 12小時前
He still had flashes of it, even with his busted knee. On that play where he cooked Harden in the WCF.
[–]Pelicans why_pelicans_why 43 指標 12小時前
And his dunk over RJ in the 2016 finals
[–][SAS] Derrick White fourpinz8 429 指標 12小時前
A fucking warrior. Devastating injury, only to come back and win some rings. A dream outcome
[–]fronklehaus 219 指標 12小時前
He was indeed a warrior
[–]ElPabloFreshcobar 97 指標 12小時前
And also a Clipper, Heat, Thunder, Wizard, a Bobcat, a Buck, a Net, and a Cavalier! Definitely a warrior, though.
[–][DET] Ben Wallace johnazoidberg- 107 指標 12小時前
The man was never supposed to be able to walk again and he played another 10 years . Nothing but the utmost respect for him. Enjoy retirement, Shaun, and thanks for showing us what's possible
[–]Nets BasedGodProdigy 19 指標 13小時前
Always rooted for him after he revitalized his career in BKN. I remember wanting him back so badly.
[–]trelium06 201 指標 10小時前
I wish Shaun Livingston knew he is my hero.
I gave up on myself because of knee problems. Then I heard about what he went through. Looked it up. I was amazed, he’s inspiring.
Since then I’ve rebuilt the muscles around my knees and can run a mile under 11 minutes for the first time in at least 10 years. Still always in pain, but I work through it now. I’m not afraid anymore.
[–][POR] Damian Lillard greatestbird 42 指標 9小時前
That’s fucking awesome dude, congratulations on making hella strides.
That being said he’s not dead, you could always like @ him on Twitter or something
[–]Warriors juniSMASH 201 指標 12小時前
It's pretty crazy if you just look at Livingston's stats, he'd seem just like a mediocre player. But whenever he was in there was this sense of control, reliability, and leadership that you can't show on a box score.
It was even more apparent how much we needed him when his skills started decline last year; the feeling of "you never knew what was missing until it was gone". But even then, he came out with some big shots in the Rocket series and the finals when everyone, including myself, was worried about him just being in the game. it was undeniable how important he was to the Warriors. He'll be forever loved and respected!
[–]Rockets moreyball 21 指標 11小時前
In every single series against you guys the last 4 years I hated when Livingston was in the game. Dudes midrange turnaround or spot up was just a guaranteed 2 every single time. Plus the dude was long and hustled, it drove me insane.