The file on Shaun Livingston
Shaun Livingston was born in Peoria, Illinois. He played basketball at Peoria Central high school. Livingston was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the fourth pick in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft.
Livingston suffered a devastating injury during a game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday, Feb. 26, 2007. He tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medical collateral ligament (MCL), and dislocated his left kneecap. At 21 years old, Livingston also had his thigh and shin bones out of place, which easily could have ended his basketball career. He was told he might never step foot on an NBA court again, and never returned to play for the Clippers. Livingston missed all of the 2007-08, and most of the 2008-09 seasons.
Livingston began his return to the NBA in 2008. As a free agent, he signed a two-year contract with the Miami Heat, 19 months after hurting his left knee. Livingston has played for eight different teams -- the Clippers (2004-07), the Heat (2008-09), the Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-09), the Washington Wizards (2009-10), the Charlotte Bobcats (2010-11), the Milwaukee Bucks (2011-12), the Cleveland Cavaliers (2012-13), and the Brooklyn Nets (2013-2014).
Livingston averaged 8.3 points, 3.2 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game last season with the Nets. The Warriors have reached a three-year deal with the 6-foot-7, 182-pound guard, worth $16.6 million.