His stay in Phoenix was a relatively short one, but that doesn’t mean it was any less memorable.

Rodney Rogers, who was named the 1999-2000 NBA Sixth Man of the Year in his first of three seasons with the Suns, was recently featured in the March/April issue of HOOP Magazine. The forward talked about the strength of his family, his basketball career and how his outlook on life has changed since his 2008 all-terrain vehicle accident that left him a quadriplegic.

“You got to be strong, not just for you but for everybody,” said Rogers in the HOOP article. “It’s easy to get down and it’s easy to get depressed and all those things, but I try to stay in a positive frame of mind.”  

The 12-year NBA veteran averaged 12.9 ppg and 4.9 rpg in 214 regular-season games with the Suns.

For more information on Rogers, CLICK HERE to check out his foundation website.

To read the HOOP article in its entirety, CLICK HERE.

  • http://bigleaguewiffleball.com/ Jon L.

    Rodney Rogers was a solid player in his day and almost helped the Celtics to a Finals appearance too. Just found out the other day that he is Tully Banta-Cain’s cousin too.