All three of these NBA on TNT analysts have accidentally referred to Golden State Warriors reserve guard Shaun Livingston as "Randy" Livingston.
|Randy Livingston at famed Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, circa 1992|
The casual basketball fan is aware of who Shaun Livingston is. He's Stephen Curry's backup and one of the best second-unit players in the NBA.
But who the hell is Randy Livingston?
Sadly, the idea of Randy Livingston that remains within the subconcious of NBA All-Stars from the 1990s never truly materialized in reality.
Randy made it to the NBA when he was drafted in 1996 out of Louisiana State University and was a professional basketball journeyman; playing for 12 different teams in 12 seasons, including stints in the Continental Basketball Association, D-League, and Turkey.
But before he arrived at LSU -- and devastatingly tore his ACL during his first official practice on campus -- Randy Livingston was touted as the best high school player in the country, and was destined for NBA stardom. (Ironically, a gruesome knee injury derailed Shaun Livingston's career, although he has bounced back now with a solid niche roll off the Warriors bench.)
|Livingston was the 2007 D-League player of the year, but was never what he could've been before the knee injury.|
The 6-foot 4-inch point guard, who was the 1993 Gatorade National Player of the Year and McDonald's All-American, was featured in a national news story (video below) chronicling his early years growing up in the notorious Calliope projects in New Orleans, to starring at famed Isidore Newman School, where he was teammates with Cooper Manning; Peyton and Eli's older brother.