KJ was quite the player back in his day. As the point man in charge of powering the dynamic Suns teams of the early 90’s–most notably the ’92-’93 squad that pushed MJ’s Bulls to the brink–he played with an excess of heart and displayed a penchant for piling up assists. Yet KJ is often overlooked when discussing the great point guards of the game. Don’t get me wrong, KJ is no first-ballot Hall of Famer, but he certainly has his place in the game’s history (for many reasons, including being a pioneer for point guards with ferocious dunking abilities–along with another guard from his era, who will likely find himself as the topic of a future Milk Carton Case).
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Admit it, there are more players than you can count who were something back in the day, possibly even THE something, yet have faded into obscurity without even a peep from the under-observant, general sports fan public. If you’re like me, you forget you’ve forgotten them until something makes you remember that you forgot. Follow? (more…)