* ESPN continued its “Working Bodies” series on NBA concussions with observations on their past concussions from five players, including Nick Collison of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It’s kind of like I saw stars. I’ve had that feeling before, but then it eventually comes back together and you’re fine. So I was waiting for it to come back, but it never really did. I stayed in the game. I don’t know why — but I just stayed in the game. We went down and back a couple of trips, but I felt like I was going to the wrong end. I saw my teammates going, so I knew that’s where we were going, but it felt like the wrong basket. I even caught the ball and passed it — it was maybe like two or three possessions.
Also, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers talked about his three concussions.
I had three (concussions), that I know of. Two were bad. That one (in Atlanta) and one in high school. You don’t remember them — I can tell you that. Neither one of those two, you can’t remember anything that happened. You remember that day, but you just can’t remember (the concussion itself). It’s amazing, it never comes back. You don’t ever see that. Maybe that is good.
– Bill Bradley, contributing editor