Brooklyn Nets' Shaun Livingston 'wouldn't have it any other way'
While playing for the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 26, 2007, Shaun Livingston tore three of the four ligaments in his left knee on a drive to the basket, an injury that could've ended his basketball career in a heartbeat.
He came back after missing the rest of the 2006-07 season and all of 2007-08, but even after that return, Livingston never would have thought that come 2013, he might have the opportunity to start for an NBA Title contender.
But that's exactly the case, as with fellow point guards Deron Williams and Tyshawn Taylor sidelined by injuries, Livingston has taken on the starting role in his first season with the Brooklyn Nets - and even though it may be temporary, he's been making the most of his time on the floor.
In the video above, the 28-year-old explains how he's become a smarter basketball player since his injury, and head coach Jason Kidd talks about how impressed has been with Livingston's play so far this pre-season.