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The sad case of Rodney Rogers...

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Anyone who was a Nuggets fan in the 1990s is also a Rodney Rogers fan. We all remember Rogers' three three-pointers in nine seconds against the Utah Jazz in 1994. Or his ridiculous dunk over Dennis Rodman and David Robinson at the same time on his way to 31 points against the San Antonio Spurs in 1995.

In fact, a couple nights a year Rogers looked like the best forward in the NBA. He had a great touch from the outside, good hands and could throw down a thunderous dunk with the best of them. He was a natural.

Sadly, Rogers is in bad shape right now. Really bad shape.

On Monday, Rogers was four-wheeling near Raleigh, North Carolina and he was thrown off his vehicle. He sustained a "spinal cord" injury and had to be taken by helicopter to the hospital at Duke University. While the details of his injuries haven't been officially released, the Rocky Mountain News' Chris Tomasson got in touch with former Nuggets coach Dan Issel who's been quoted saying: "I've talked to a couple of people who said . . . he's broken his neck and is paralyzed right now, but they didn't know if it was temporary or permanent."

As of today, the AP is reporting that Rogers has begun rehab in Atlanta at the Shepherd Center. Here's their address if anyone wants to send a get well soon card, donation, gift, etc:

Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-1465


Let's all wish Rodney well and hope he recovers soon. Before signing off for the night, I'll leave you with this highlight reel from his playing days in the NBA...