January 25, 2006

Shawn Kemp Highlight Reel

(via catchdubs)

I forgot how nice he was, what made him fizzle out so quick?

Posted at January 25, 2006 1:16 PM | TrackBack

"what made him fizzle out so quick?"

Alcoholism and a strike season were a deadly combination.

Lots of baby mamma drama too.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at January 25, 2006 1:48 PM

Kemp had major signs of depression. The alcolism and weight gain were just symptoms.

A story on him would be great

Posted by: Hashim at January 25, 2006 4:36 PM

i just remembered an article i read on how Kemp and Shaq ushered in the nonchalant, hard and fast dunk. Before that dunks were smooth and gliding.

Posted by: Hashim at January 25, 2006 4:40 PM


That is a good point. Weight gain is also a common symptom of depression.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at January 27, 2006 2:25 PM

man, he used to be amazing. i seem to recall drugs and depression being the cause of his quick exit.

Posted by: Andrew Spencer at January 28, 2006 12:52 PM

He's comming back and with him the KAMAKAZI SLAM
I really don't care about Kobe's 81 points all I care about is the Reignman coming back. The NBA is getting boring we need the excitement back in the game, the NBA needs the Reignman.

Posted by: JR Glz at February 2, 2006 11:54 PM

Indeed, NBA is not what it was while Kemp was in there, ..

Posted by: yasmiel at March 12, 2006 11:35 PM