Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 11/11/11
Sundiata Gaines, a point guard for the New Jersey Nets (best known for having played a dramatic role in one random game as a Utah Jazz member), tells the NY Daily News about a harrowing experience when he was a toddler: “He’s 4 years old, decades from becoming a point guard on the Nets. He’s standing in front of a photocopy store, looking in the window while waiting for his brother to return from the supermarket. The family needs groceries, or maybe something else. Gaines can’t remember. A man with a suitcase walks up to the store. He’s an off duty police officer, an NYPD detective, but that’s not understood until later. The suitcase drops. ‘I knew something was wrong. I knew I was bleeding,’ Gaines says. ‘I didn’t want to touch it, but my mother was over there panicking. It kind of felt like a quick sting. I was kind of alert at the moment. I was calm. And then my mother started panicking, then I’m in a state of panic – what’s going on, what’s going on.’ Gaines was shot in the
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