The earth is the center of the universe!
The world is flat!
Shawn Bradley was a bust!
Incorrect statements repeated long enough begin to sound true to the uninformed masses. Fortunately for the rest of us, history has produced a small number of intelligent, brave souls like Copernicus and Columbus to disprove incorrect conventional wisdom.
If Copernicus or Columbus were alive today to write a sports blog, it would undoubtedly be this one, definitively proving to the unbelievers that Shawn Bradley Was Good!
The notion Shawn Bradley was a bust has persisted for twenty years now. ESPN's Bill Simmons has referred to Bradley as a "colossal bust" a "dunking test dummy", and lumped Bradley's career in with those of Kwame Brown and Darko Milicic.
Simmons isn't along in loudly and repeatedly declaring the world is flat (er, Bradley is a bust). Sports Illustrated listed Shawn Bradley among the all-time draft day busts. So did the New York Daily News. So did Fox Sports. Bleacher Report did too.
The earth is the center of the universe! The world is flat! Shawn Bradley was a bust!
No, he wasn't.
Our mission at Shawn Bradley Was Good! is to prove exactly what our name declares, that Shawn Bradley was a good NBA center.
But we are also realistic. We are not claiming Bradley was an All-Star. We are not alleging he had a great NBA career. We are not trying to justify Bradley being the No. 2 overall selection in the 1993 NBA Draft. Rather, our mission is to simply but boldly share the objective truth that Shawn Bradley had a productive 12-year NBA career. Bradley was neither an All-Star nor a bust. He was simply good, and that's the point.
The sun is the center of the universe.
The earth is round.
And Shawn Bradley Was Good!