HoopsHype Shaun Livingston rumors


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Sure, he had suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in NBA history. And, sure, his 6-foot-7, 160-pound frame seemed ripe for injuries. But Livingston, now the Warriors’ backup point guard, wasn’t built to give up. That’s why he’s in his 10th season and on his ninth team, making his highest salary, playing his most important role. “It just wasn’t in me,” said Livingston, 29, who also had a stop in the D-League. “Who I am as a person … I can’t live and quit.” Santa Cruz Sentinel

His parents split when he was 2. But unlike the common occurrence in the African-American community, Livingston was raised by his father. All the major influences in his life were men. Strong men. His dad, Reggie, in his 18th year doing maintenance at a bus company, was a strict parent who passed down his love of sports. His grandfather, Frank, followed his time in the Marines with 30 years working in security. Santa Cruz Sentinel

Livingston’s idea of manhood was crafted by a legacy of men allergic to complaining and unfamiliar with excuses. Who view responsibility as normal and providing as a privilege. Another reason Livingston never considered quitting? Because he has three younger sisters watching him. “I wanted to teach them persistence. Staying diligent,” Livingston said. “I’m a walking testimony, a product of all the people in my life and my faith. I’m not supposed to be out here.” Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Rusty Simmons: Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Shaun Livingston will play Friday at OKC and "will bring a lot of energy." Twitter @Rusty_SFChron

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Livingston, who guarded the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant in his lone season in Brooklyn, got off to a slow start in Golden State because of a toe injury sustained late last season with the Nets, resulting in offseason surgery and a missed training camp. He revealed for the first time Thursday how his broken toe was never diagnosed, and how he played in the postseason on the strength of a cortisone injection. “I don’t want to say I was misdiagnosed, but they couldn’t really figure out the issue. They did all these MRIs and X-rays and it was still hurt,” said Livingston, who broke his toe in the 77th game of last season and subsequently played 326 playoff minutes. New York Daily News

Livingston’s broken toe healed after it was placed in a cast, but he still required surgery after signing with Golden State. “They found out there was a lot of scar tissue because once I broke it, I continued to play on it in the playoffs,” Livingston said. “Basically, I just shot it up with cortisone and went out there and played on it.” New York Daily News

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