Super Starks: The Story and Legacy of John Starks

May 9th, 2010 by Mike A Leave a reply »
If you look up the word overachiever in the dictionary, chances are a picture of John Starks won't be too far away.

He was never supposed to amount to anything on the hardwood.

During the 1988 NBA Draft, 25 teams passed Starks up on three occasions each. He went undrafted.

He couldn't squeeze his way on to an NBA roster, but he didn't give up. He continued to play in the independent leagues, until he forced his way on to the Golden State Warriors.

Starks played one season in Golden State, but he was unhappy with his playing time. So he packed his bags, and took off to tryout for the New York Knicks.

His chances of making the team were small, but his heart was quite the opposite.

During a practice, Starks (standing at 6'3") attempted the impossible, he attempted to something that Michael Jordan would think twice about, he attempted something that only a minority of NBA players could do.

He attempted to dunk on Patrick Ewing.

As you might have guessed, this didn't go over very well with Ewing, who slammed Starks to the hardwood and made sure it would never happen again.

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