MILWAUKEE The way Shaun Livingston runs up and down the court, the way he puts his body in the middle of action and the way he goes up for dunks, you'd hardly realize he once, not that long ago, was laying on a doctors examination table, unsure if he'd ever play basketball again.
But here he is today, playing a starting role for the Milwaukee Bucks and by all accounts, looking much more like the high school phenom drafted fourth overall in the 2004 NBA draft than the player whose gruesome knee injury is still replayed thousands of times a day on YouTube.
The road to recovery was a long one and the memories are hard to ignore; Livingston's knee bears the scars from numerous surgeries.
After missing the entire 2007-2008 season, Livingston signed with Miami and appeared in just four games during the 2009-09 season. He went to Oklahoma City the next year, and appeared in 18 games with one start over the next two seasons before being traded to Washington in the 2009-10 season.