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Rodney Rogers - a catastrophic injury but a study in character

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Rodney Rogers Foundation

Rodney Rogers, the ex-Net, is in Houston this weekend for a game not on the NBA TV schedule. He traveled 20 hours from North Carolina in a van, strapped into his $90,000 wheelchair, so he could watch former NBA stars raise money for his foundation, which helps others like him, victims of spinal cord injuries. It's been four years since he suffered catastrophic spinal injuries in an ATV accident that left him a quadriplegic.

Fred Kerber, who covered the Nets when Rogers went to the Finals in 2003. Rogers told Kerber "Some days are good, some days are not good. But I survived and I feel blessed. I can’t keep going around being all sad and depressed. I’ve got a loving wife I thank for that."

The Rodney Rogers Foundation is one of several foundations who will benefit from the game. It was put together in large part by Anthony Avent, who played for P.J. Carlesimo at Seton Hall. Others who will take the court include Sam Cassell, Dominique Wilkins, Steve Francis and Shawn Kemp.