He used to be considered a franchise player and was on the olympic team. He was once a good player in his old Vancouver Grizzlies days. Until his knee injuries. But I respect his career and say that this is a honorable thing to do.
Shareef was always the consummate professional and was even better off of the court than he was on the court. I hope the Kings bring him in as a big mans coach. Geoff Petrie said they do want to bring him back in some capacity. Here is an example of the kind of guy Shareef Abdur-Rahim is.
Link"Let me tell you how good Shareef is," Goodwin said. "During the lockout, everyone is preparing for what's coming. And just as players don't get paid, agents don't get paid (in a lockout). Shareef calls me and asks me, 'You OK? Is your family going to be OK? Because if not, you know you can call me.' That's the type of person he is.
"He'd call all the time and say, 'How you doing, how's your family?' A player asking an agent, 'Do you need anything?' is unheard of. He asked me that all the time."
Last edited by DerekRE_3; 09-23-2008 at 01:40 PM.
"Adversity introduces a man to himself."
wish him the best in his future
Good career and all, but he needed to retire, to give the Kings more cap space. Now if we can only move K9, we'll be set.
could have been a great second option on a championship team
King Fans must be happy.