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Drew Gooden
Drew Gooden
Position: None
Born: 09/24/81
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
We got Drew Gooden at LAX, who played with LeBron from ’04 – ’08 and asked him if there’s any way these two NBA titans can put the bad blood behind them and get back to losing to Golden State. According to Drew there is, and involves some fists, ’cause he told our guy the two men need to just kick the crap out of each other, get all the bad vibes out, and then start over.
Former NBA forward Drew Gooden was a guest on ESPN’s Highly Questionable on Wednesday, and when it came time for Papi to ask Gooden about his favorite LeBron story, the 14-year pro didn’t disappoint. He thought back to his time with the Cavaliers and remembered when a young LeBron told his teammates on a turbulent flight that he could survive a crash by jumping out the plane with pillows stuffed in his jacket.
Drew Gooden is walking aimlessly in the middle of an unknown college campus. There are students who appear to know where they are going, but they don’t stop to help him. He doesn’t know who his professors are or what classes he needs to attend. That recurring nightmare first haunted Gooden when he departed from the University of Kansas to the NBA in 2002. He believes the dream was subconsciously telling him to finish his college education. And ever since he received his diploma from Kansas, a bachelor’s degree in communication this past December, that nightmare has stopped.
“One thing I hate is to leave something unfinished,” the 35-year-old Gooden told The Undefeated. “I’ve been fortunate at every part of my life, even in my basketball career, that I’ve been able to walk away from stages of the game and stages of life feeling fulfilled. With the school, I never had closure. “When I got my degree, it was basically like a relief. I haven’t had that dream since I graduated. It was a relief because there was something missing in my life that was incomplete. It was getting the degree.”
Ward gave Gooden the word last December that he earned his degree. An appreciative Gooden bought Ward a fancy Breitling watch with the Kansas school colors. “I had to buy a graduation gift for my counselor who put up with me all these damn years to make sure I was on track to graduate,” Gooden said. “He had some heart failure. He had open-heart surgery. He’s already in a wheelchair. He’s paralyzed from the waist down. He’s been going through it. “But he’s a Jayhawk legend. That’s who has been with me for the last 13 years knocking this out. He didn’t have to do it. He did all the groundwork for me from afar even though he is an academic adviser for the kids currently enrolled there at KU.”