Dajuan Wagner : The Feel Good Story of the 2k6 NBA Preseason

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Tough as nails!
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I don't know about you all, but I can't get enough of Dajuan Wagner this training camp and preseason. It's been fun watching him in practice and in the preseason games. I'm luvin' his floater like fat kids luv the ice cream man. But even more than that Wagner has to be the feel good story of the entire NBA this preseason. There's a great article in the Contra Costa Times by Geoff Lepper that you should all check out: Wagner has new lease on career. You'll learn a little bit about colitis, the disease Dajuan is suffering from, and the procedure he underwent to correct it too.

Dajuan's got a really positive attitude about his battle against colitis:

Wagner, who is wearing the No. 0 jersey for the Warriors this season to signify a fresh start, said there are no restrictions on his physical capabilities, save for one: "I've just got to drink more Gatorade than everybody else."

Former teammate Darius Miles also had some Dajuan Wagner hype:

Portland Trail Blazers forward Darius Miles likened the old Wagner to Allen Iverson in his ability to score from anywhere on the floor, especially with fearless drives in the paint. "I've seen flashes of (the old Dajuan)," Miles said. "It looks like he's got his wind back. Once he gets his rhythm back, he's going to do what he can do."

Make sure to sip some of that Gatorade this Wednesday which marks a full year since Dajuan's major surgery. Major props to him. He could've easily quit and lived a decent life, but he stayed hungry.

 

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