February 6, 2010

Reasons why you're single... you play in the NBA

Apparently this guy (Trevor Winter) got five minutes of NBA action before never seeing a professional basketball court again (found this on deadspin).

The abbreviated 50-game regular season began in February 1999, but Winter spent the first month-and-a-half of the season on injured reserve with a lower back strain. On March 16, 1999, Winter got his big break: That afternoon, Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders informed him that he would be activated for that night's game against Shaquille O'Neal and the Los Angeles Lakers.

According to Winter, Saunders laid out the gameplan to him simply. "[He told me,] 'You have five fouls to give, and for every foul you don't use, we'll fine you $1,000,'" recalls Winter. He got the message loud and clear, proceeding to commit fouls against Shaq at a record-setting pace.
I'm just wondering how he played college ball, much less making it to the NBA.

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