Shawn Respert's NBA career was stunted by cancer

Updated: January 8, 2005, 12:40 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- For years, Shawn Respert swallowed his pride when he was called an NBA bust.Now, six years after his career in the league ended, he is ready to tell his side of the story."I had cancer," Respert said quietly this week in an interview with The Associated Press. "I don't want people to feel sorry for me, or think I'm making an excuse about why it didn't work out for me in the NBA. I just want people who have wondered, 'Whatever happened to Shawn Respert?' to know that I wasn't strung ...

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