Former NBA player Rodney Rogers, a 12-year veteran and the 2000 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award winner with the Phoenix Suns, was paralyzed last week when he fell off his all-terrain vehicle.
Rogers was drafted ninth overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1993 NBA Draft, and ended up being something of a journeyman, playing two years with the Nuggets, four years with the Los Angeles Clippers, two-and-a-half with the Suns, half a year with the Boston Celtics, two with the New Jersey Nets, and split 2004-05 between the New Orleans Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers.
I'm sure I join my fellow Ws in extending our thoughts and prayers for a recovery.
"If I let myself get hung up on doing things that had any actual chance of success, I'd never do anything!"
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If he wasn't going to show, at least tell the coach so it doesn't become yet another distraction for the team to deal with during this season. As for the Philly fans...hey, I don't like them, but I've got no beef against booing accused rapists.