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Gaines Reflects On Life During Lockout

Sundiata Gaines is a player you may not be too familiar with, but he has one of the most inspirational stories of anyone in the NBA. Rather than feeling sorry for himself and making a big fuss about the lockout, the New Jersey Nets guard is using the time to reflect on the value of life. When Gaines was four years old, he got shot in the neck in a freak accident. An off-duty police...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Sundiata Gaines almost died from gunshot at age 4

Sundiata Gaines is a bit of an NBA cult hero for his game winning shot in Utah. He’s one of those guys who has fought hard (and won fans) the past few seasons as he tried to find stable footing in the NBA. He was last with the Nets and the team may pick up…
Via Pro Basketball Talk
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Sundiata Gaines reflects on a frightening near-death experience from his childhood

New Jersey Nets guard Sundiata Gaines has bounced in and out of the NBA since making his debut with the Utah Jazz a year and a half ago, and though he's officially a free agent when and if the NBA ever begins its offseason, the Nets are likely to pick up the Brooklyn native's team option. Better yet, he'll serve as the lone Brooklynite on the team as the Nets attempt...
Via Ball Don't Lie
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Sundiata Gaines Was Shot in the Neck at the Age of 4

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...
Via SLAM Online
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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