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Shawn Bradley paralyzed after bicycle accident

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Shawn Bradley paralyzed after bicycle accident 

Post#1 » by fuller4379 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:02 pm

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Re: Shawn Bradley paralyzed after bicycle accident 

Post#2 » by KhalilS » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:11 pm

Dams these are sad news, our thoughts and prayers with you bid Shawn.
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Re: Shawn Bradley paralyzed after bicycle accident 

Post#3 » by JD45 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:24 pm

Awful. Wishing Shawn the best.

He never got enough respect for his productivity with the Mavs. I watched him play from the day he arrived in Dallas. He lived in the same neighborhood, so I would frequently see him at the grocery store. Acting like just a normal (but incredibly tall) guy.

He averaged around 3 blocks per game for the Mavs. And got his free throw % up into the 80s at the end of his career. He always seemed like he had a decent set shot. I wonder if he could have shot the 3 in the new area.

He always seemed to have a good life away from basketball and a great family.
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Re: Shawn Bradley paralyzed after bicycle accident 

Post#4 » by dirkforpres » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:37 pm

People ran all over this guy when he played, and admittedly, I did too. It’s easy to forget to forget they’re human just like everyone else. Prayers up for him, that’s just horrible news
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Re: Shawn Bradley paralyzed after bicycle accident 

Post#5 » by fuller4379 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:41 pm

I think the expectations on him were too high because he was the second pick of the draft. He always played hard and had a good attitude. He was always hustling on the defensive end. He had a decent shooting touch, but the Mavs didn’t use him on offense.

I wasn’t found of trading Jim Jackson, Cassel, Gatling, and others for Bradley, Robert Pack, and others, but Bradley had a solid career in Dallas.
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Re: Shawn Bradley paralyzed after bicycle accident 

Post#6 » by HMFFL » Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:18 am

dirkforpres wrote:People ran all over this guy when he played, and admittedly, I did too. It’s easy to forget to forget they’re human just like everyone else. Prayers up for him, that’s just horrible news
Indeed.
Big men now don't deal with the criticism he dealt Falls with. Granted, there's many players his height, but Tacko is loved, and is a good example. I wish him the best.

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