WTVP - Interesting People
Interesting People - a WTVP series hosted by Ed Sutkowski—features half-hour conversations of thoughtful dialogue with ordinary individuals who have achieved extraordinary measures of success in the arts, business, communications, education, science and sports.

"Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
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Ed Sutkowski, Host of "Interesting People"
Episode #1206 -
Shaun Livingston
Shaun Livingston - NBA
Shaun Livingston - NBA
Shaun Livingston - NBA
Shaun Livingston - NBA
Shaun Livingston - NBA
Shaun Livingston - NBA
Shaun Livingston and Ed Sutkowski
Shaun Livingston and Ed Sutkowski
Host Ed Sutkowski talks with Shaun Livingston, an American professional basketball player.
Original Air Date(s): 4/18/2014
Biographical Information
Shaun Livingston, NBA
photo of Shaun Livingston Shaun Livingston, an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association, was born in Peoria, Illinois, led his grade school and high school to state titles, played in the 2004 McDonald's High School All-American game and was name co-MVP of the game. In 2007, "100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament", Shaun signed with Duke University but opted to skip college and enter the 2004 NBA draft in which the Clippers selected him as the 4th overall pick.

In his first two seasons, he played a total of 91 games and averaged 6.3 points per game. His breakout year was interrupted by a knee injury which led him to miss 39 games. The February 26, 2007 debilitating knee injury, dislocated his left knee cap after landing awkwardly following a missed layup, resulting in the left leg snapping laterally. Livingston injured almost every part of his knee, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and the lateral meniscus, badly spraining his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and dislocating his patella and his tibia-femoral joint. The injury was so severe that ESPN News warned viewers of the graphic nature of the video clip before airing it. Livingston was told by a medical professional at the hospital that there was a change that his leg would have to be amputated. He required months of rehabilitation to be able to walk again.

In July of 2013, the Brooklyn Nets signed Livingston to be their backup point guard behind Deron Williams. On November 18, 2013, he scored a season high 23 points along with 2 rebounds and 2 assists in a 98-108 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Since December of 2013, Shaun's playing time has increased and he has started approximately 1/3 of the games. The Nets resurgence is demonstrated, in part, by Shaun's "no excuses" view of his world!
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