Shaun LivingstonPhoto by Thierry Desfontaines
Originally published in SLAM 75

As a high schooler standing alone on the court, Shaun Livingston was poised to be special. Despite his thin-as-a-toothpick build, the kid was taller than any other point guards around and could do everything better than they could. Just when it seemed like he was really starting to feel comfortable in the NBA and as a member of the upstart Clips, Livingston suffered one of the most gruesome knee injuries in recent memory. After much time and rehab, the Illinois product inked a deal with the Heat with resurgence on his mind. Today, his comeback journey brings him to Memphis, where Livingston is joining a deep contingent of young and promising point guards. — Adam Fleischer