By Abhinav Bindra, Rohit Brijnath
Abhinav Bindra as soon as shot a hundred out of in perform six instances in a row and walked out of the diversity unsatisfied. he's a perfectionist, who as soon as soled his footwear with rubber from Ferrari tyres simply because he concept it will aid. He may get up at three am. to perform at his variety at domestic if an concept abruptly struck him. it truly is from such a major obsession that greatness arrives. yet Abhinav Bindra's trip to turn into the 1st Indian to win a person Olympic gold, and the 1st Indian to win an international Championship gold, is much greater than that. it's a triumph born of a tragedy. Having pushed himself to turn into a superb shooter, he used to be poised to win gold on the Athens Olympics in 2004. yet defeated through a freak incidence, he replaced as a shooter: from a boy who enjoyed taking pictures, he turned an athlete bent on redemption, changing into a scientist who could try out something, together with mapping his personal mind, to win in Beijing.
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Roger Strickland, 1963. I had to go way back to find the worst player ever drafted by the Lakers in the first round. His name was Roger Strickland, a six-foot-five guard out of Jacksonville. I’m not sure how they heard of this guy, but they made him the seventh overall pick in the 1963 draft. Apparently he was so bad the Lakers released him before the season began. Strickland signed with the Baltimore Bullets and played just one game before calling it a career. The Lakers could have had Gus Johnson, the dominant power forward of his day.
You think that may have changed NBA history? 2. Benoit Benjamin, 1985. Forget that the Clippers passed on players like Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, and Joe Dumars with the third overall pick. Forget that Benjamin’s 15-year NBA career was a case study in mediocrity. What makes Benoit stand out on this list is the fact that he was the first lottery bust in team history.
Ken Barlow, 1986. The Lakers drafted Ken Barlow out of Notre Dame with the 23rd overall pick and than traded him immediately for another bust, Billy Thompson. At least Thompson played in the league. Barlow did not. The Lakers also passed on Dennis Rodman who went on to become the league’s most dominate rebounder and cross-dresser. 9. Mark Madsen, 2000. Mark Madsen was the Lakers’ first pick in 2000 and, while he provided plenty of laughs with his victory parade dances, the team may have been better served if they had drafted Michael Redd, an All-Star who has become one of the NBA’s great scorers.
A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey To Olympic Gold by Abhinav Bindra, Rohit Brijnath