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Skal Labissiere
Skal Labissiere
Position: C-F
Born: 03/18/96
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $2,338,846
Nobody​ knows how​ much,​ or​ even​ if, Skal Labissiere will play for​ the Trail​ Blazers​ this season. And​ while​ sitting​​ the bench is not an ideal scenario for the 6-foot-11 big man, Labissiere is not complaining. After all, he considers himself lucky to be alive. In 2010, when he was 13, Labissiere was on the third floor of his family’s home in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit.
“It went from being sunny out to being pitch dark,” Labissiere remembers. Pitch dark because he was buried under the rubble of his home. When the earthquake began, he ran to his mother, who was sitting in a chair. As the house collapsed and plummeted to the ground, a wall fell on Labissiere’s back as he huddled over his mother. He was stuck in that position — huddled over his mom with a concrete wall on him — for more than three hours as his father and neighbors dug through the rubble. He lost feeling in his legs from the ordeal and didn’t walk for weeks. When he did start walking, it was with a pronounced limp. His family — mom, dad and younger brother — all survived. More than 300,000 people did not.
So there’s more than just a hint of perspective from the 22-year-old when he smiles about his lot on a Blazers team with a big-man surplus. Even as team captain Damian Lillard last week — unprompted — marveled at Labissiere’s shot and skill while noting that he could be playing for several NBA teams, Labissiere said he can’t help but soak in the reality that he is here. “Things like this? Playing time? Yeah, it’s frustrating at times, but I’m good,” Labissiere said. “After what I’ve been through, believe me, I’m good. God got me to this point, and I still have a ways to go. I’m excited about what’s ahead here.”