O'Neal Diagnosed With Rare Disease "KWS"
Old 06-29-2008, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Oh man ... I wish we would of known of this before the big deal.

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Team officials for the Indiana Pacers were stunned Sunday when, after a routine physical, center Jermaine O’Neal was diagnosed with a rare defect known as “Kevin Willis Syndrome” an ailment that causes unusually short arms.

“Jermaine O’Neal is okay and will continue to play this season” said by Pacers team trainer Josh Corbeil in an emergency press conference. “Preliminary reports from a standard physical have proven earlier suspicions that Mr. O’Neal does indeed have Kevin Willis syndrome. This is a setback from Mr. O’Neal, however, it will not force him to injured reserve and he can still have a productive NBA career.”

WebMD defines Kevin Willis Syndrome as:

A shortening of the arms usually leading to an advanced thickness of the tricep and bicep muscles. Named after the first person to be diagnosed, Kevin Willis Syndrome (KWS) can be disabilitating as, in some cases; the arms continue to recede as the victim ages.

Also known as “The T-Rex Effect” not to be confused with hip-hop band “Rex N Effect”, Kevin Willis managed to play through his KWS and garner an astonishing 21 seasons as a forward/center in the NBA. During his illustrious career he managed to haul in almost 12,000 rebounds.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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wtf this makes no sense
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This can't be, even if it is.
he has only 2 years remaining in his contract, i don't think he's arm will shorten by alot

lol i still want him!
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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if you actually click on the link and read the bottom. it is funny

"Jermaine O’Neal was unavailable for comment. He is currently on a father-son camping trip with formerly estranged pop LeBron James according to a team spokesman."

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Old 06-29-2008, 11:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I knew it would get some people.
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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u got me with that until i read the whole thing
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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He does have incredibly short arms

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Old 06-29-2008, 01:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Your little crying face thing got me..
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Kevin Willis was awesome.

Especially at the beginning of his career with the Hawks.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:04 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Willis was awesome his whole career.

Respect.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I remember bill walton affectionately calling willis' appendages "penguin flippers". the best was when willis would miss his patented low-block jump hook. If he was short on the attempt, then walton would usually say he short-armed it.
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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YOU gott me happy for a secondd!!!!
he still hasnt passed his physical, so i was thinking the deals OFF!!!!!
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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