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David Harrison
David Harrison
Position: None
Born: 08/15/82
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:280 lbs. / 127 kg.
Charles made it clear that Harrison’s return is not about money stating, “[Harrison] would play for free. He’s back in love with he game and just wants an opportunity to play.” “At the end of the day, he’s a 7 foot center with a nice jump shot and dominating post moves. He’s a great guy who deserves a shot and his first shot unfairly taken from him. He’s looking at the NBA Summer League, D-League, and overseas,” continued Charles.
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O’Brien strongly disagreed with Harrison’s characterization that he was abusive. “Let’s just say he had a lot bottled up inside of him before we ever crossed paths,” O’Brien said. “He was as good of an athlete as you were going to find at center, but he just could not get the job done. There was no way of beating around the bush. “I sat with him a lot. [Pacers president] Larry Bird sat with him a lot to see if there was anything to get him to utilize his talents. He just was not a very functional NBA player.”
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Harrison said he smoked marijuana in the offseason during his first three seasons, but not during the season. Frustrated with his role under O’Brien and his lack of playing time, Harrison said he smoked weed daily – including before and after practices – during the 2007-08 season. He was suspended five games that season for violating the league’s anti-drug policy because of his marijuana use. “It wasn’t healthy,” Harrison said. “I literally had to smoke pot every day so I would not hurt him. I would avoid him. I’d come in early and stay late. It wasn’t like he hit me; he verbally abused me. But what coach doesn’t?”
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Harrison made $4.4 million before taxes during four seasons with Indiana and also played in China professionally for three seasons. He said almost all of that money is gone. Now 32 and without a college degree, Harrison said he’s having a hard time finding a job. “An NBA career is a fragile thing,” said Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who coached Harrison with the Pacers. “It tips on the slimmest of margins one way or the other. There are a lot of guys who get a taste of it. David had some pretty good years for us when I was there.”
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