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May 7, 2015 Updates

Dirk Nowitzki on the Shaun Livingston situation: "I'm not sure what he was doing. That's what I actually asked him after. What were you trying to go for there? Actually, I told him right after I might want one more kid, so ease up there. He was kind of like it was totally my fault. I'm not sure if he tried to reach through my legs to get the ball. That's a weird idea. He is smaller, and obviously I'm bigger, so I'm not sure if I had the ball low. I can't even remember how the whole play happened. But yeah, it was just an awkward play. Like I said, afterwards he doesn't have the reputation of that. He's a really good dude. Actually Devin [Harris] and some of the guys in our locker room know him and they right away said he didn't mean to do that. So that's what I rolled with." Dallas Morning News

April 7, 2015 Updates

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks held their season ticket holders appreciation day on Monday at Six Flags Over Texas. During the event, someone asked Dirk about the incident over the weekend wherein the Warriors’ Shaun Livingston gave him a shot to the nuts from behind. Dirk says he and Livingston talked about it later and that Livingston said, “You know, for a white guy, it’s pretty impressive.” The low blow earned Livingston a suspension. No word on whether or not the compliment was taken into consideration when the league decided on the punishment. [via @dena_adi] The Big Lead

April 6, 2015 Updates
April 5, 2015 Updates

“Well, I give him the benefit of the doubt because he’s really not that type of player,” Nowitzki said. “He hasn’t been his entire career. I’m not really sure what he was trying to do there, if he was trying to get to the ball through my legs or anything. But like I said, he’s not a dirty player. “But I really enjoyed his tight grip he got. I really enjoyed that.” Dallas Morning News

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had an animated postgame discussion with Warriors coach Steve Kerr and also spoke with guard Shaun Livingston, who committed a controversial flagrant foul on Dirk Nowitzki in Saturday's 123-110 win. Livingston made contact in Nowitzki's groin area while Nowitzki was backing down his defender late in the third quarter. Nowitzki immediately reacted in discomfort, turning to confront Livingston. Contra Costa Times

March 16, 2015 Updates

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

January 24, 2015 Updates
January 16, 2015 Updates

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

November 20, 2014 Updates
November 15, 2014 Updates

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

October 30, 2014 Updates

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