Back in the Day: Shawn Kemp July 28, 2007Posted by Marquis Chapman in Back in the Day, Basketball, NBA, Sports, Video.
Back in the Day, Shawn Kemp was a 6’10”, 225 pound walking highlight reel. He was one of the premier dunkers in the nineties and arguably one of the best dunkers of all time. Drafted by the Seattle Supersonics in 1989, Kemp quickly went to work earning the nickname the “Reign Man”. On any given night, you would see Kemp catch an alley-oop from Gary Payton or posterize someone with one of his signature dunks.
Sadly, Kemp would go on to get really fat ballooning to 340 pounds and get hooked on cocaine for a brief moment, failing to become the great player everyone thought he would be. I prefer however, to remember Shawn Kemp how he was Back in the Day.