It happened in L.A., at Staples Center, at 8:23pm Pacific Time, 11:23 pm Eastern.
Just over two years after sustaining one of the most gruesome injuries in NBA history, Shaun Livingston, now a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, returned to the scene of what must have been the worst night of his basketball life, and with a single play, showed that he still has a future as an NBA player.
Midway through the second quarter of what would ultimately be a blowout win over the hapless Clippers, as the Thunder got the ball to Earl Watson on the fast break, Shaun Livingston hit the gas, raced down the left wing, and ran to the hoop. Watson, with no regard for the massive amount of surgery
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For about five minutes after seeing that play, I couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face, and seeing the grin on Shaun Livingston’s face, as he celebrated a moment that he undoubtedly feared would never arrive, I realized that these are the underrated moments that make sports great.
Welcome back, Shaun!