Thursday, June 5, 2008
Ronnie Fields...Who Knows How Good He Could Have Been
I was over on TBL thinking about KG finally getting the NBA finals tonight, when suddenly I started wondering: what could have been if his former Farragut teammate Ronnie Fields never got into that car accident..From Wikipedia:
Fields had a (reported) 50-inch vertical leap. He was a 3-time Parade All American selection (1994-96) and a consensus First Team All American (Parade, USA Today, McDonald's) his senior year. He was also the first sophomore to ever play in the "Best of the Best" game at the Nike All American camp in 1993, a game that featured Allen Iverson, Kevin Garnett, and Naismith Prep Player of the Year winners Ron Mercer and Jerod Ward.
Fields was injured in a car accident on February 26, 1996, in which he broke his neck.
I remember watching his highlights almost every night. The guy was un-fucking-real. SportsChannel back in the day would air the Farragut games because eveyone wanted to watch him. To think that KG was overshadowed by this guy says quite a bit about what he could have done if that accident never happened. People compared this guy to Jordan like you compare similar apples at a grocery store, looking for any small differences.
Just look at the shit he could pull:
The quality on the one below is shitty, but he straight jumped over this dude.