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Turner remembers life before chair

Originally Published: June 30, 2010
By Wendell Maxey | Special to Page 2

In late June, Landon Turner sat in his wheelchair in Indiana and watched the Washington Wizards select John Wall as the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

It brought back memories.

Turner has been sitting in a wheelchair ever since a one-car accident on July 25, 1981, left him paralyzed from the chest down, four months after Turner helped Isiah Thomas and Indiana University beat North Carolina for the 1981 NCAA Championship.

That didn't stop the Boston Celtics from ...

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