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Shawn Bradley
Shawn Bradley
Position: -
Born: 03/22/72
Height: 7-6 / 2.29
Weight:274 lbs. / 124.7 kg.
Earnings: $69,580,000 ($105,129,046*)
There were never tapes of Shaquille O’Neal, the sort of massive, muscular big man that Kristaps Porzingis would never be, and not even of Shawn Bradley, the skinny, 7-foot-6 center who was once a No. 2 overall pick before playing 12 up and down seasons. There were the imagines of Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett, but mostly there were guards. “Definitely, and not just big point guards,” Kristaps said. “I was just watching point guards, how they played, and then Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant. I was always kind of watching the outside game more than the inside game.”
JJ: When did you know he’d be, not just a pro, but legendary pro? GD: I met him in the eighth grade and I knew then that he was going to be a pro, but as time went on, how good of a pro started to unravel. When he was heading into his senior year he was scrimmaging with Jerry Stackhouse and Shawn Bradley and all the reports were that he was holding his own in those settings, if not getting the best of some of those settings. Then he exploded into his senior year and become the Naismith Player of the Year, the top ranked high school player and became a McDonald’s All American. Some of the stuff he was doing at that time made me realize we had something really special going on.
In 12 NBA seasons, Shawn Bradley never became the Hall-of-Fame-caliber player many thought he would be coming out of BYU. Instead, the 7-foot-6 center was known for his struggles, especially high-flying dunks by opponents at his expense. The ex-Maverick was interviewed for “Posterized,” an ESPN 30 for 30 Short on Grantland.com, telling his story of on-court futility and how he was perceived by basketball fans around the country. In the short film, Bradley discusses how basketball was never his top priority, but that his family and religion took precedent over team matters.