January 10, 2005

"But people don't want to hear excuses in pro sports, even if the excuse is cancer.": Former basketball player Shawn Respert goes public with his fight against cancer.

posted by lilnemo to culture at 09:13 PM - 4 comments

Wow, what a story. I was wondering what happened to him. Thanks for posting this.

posted by NoMich at 11:41 PM on January 10, 2005

Phew. How does one keep playing at NBA level while going through radiation? That is just nuts. Well, Respert has some serious respect from me now.

posted by Joey Michaels at 02:40 PM on January 11, 2005

Shawn Respert was my favorite Spartoon since Magic. I really thought he would tear the NBA up with that smooth, half-court jump shot that he killed so many teams with. Poor fucker.

posted by NoMich at 03:44 PM on January 11, 2005

Too much of a tweener. See also: Moten, Lawrence.

posted by yerfatma at 06:01 PM on January 11, 2005

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