Livingston's perseverance pays off

Updated: July 2, 2014, 2:19 PM ET
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN The Magazine

This is an online exclusive story from ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue 2014, which hits newsstands July 11.

Seven years later, after the long journey back, the vagabond existence, even his finest season in professional basketball, Shaun Livingston still won't watch the video. The memory is painful enough.

It was a common sight at the time: Livingston, the Clippers' 6-foot-7, 21-year-old prodigy, racing ahead of the defense, a blur of gangly limbs and tantalizing promise that had NBA ...

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