Diagnosis nearly crushed Podkolzine's dream
Updated: June 19, 2003, 9:10 AM ETBy Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Pavel Podkolzine has overcome just about every obstacle imaginable for a young NBA draft prospect over the last six months. But the last one -- a diagnosis of acromegaly (a growth hormone secreting pituitary adenoma) late last week -- pushed him to the edge.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE NBA HEADLINES
- Heat talk trade with Wade out, sources say
- Kobe 'pleased' with health, targets Sunday
- Bulls' Rose won't rule out a playoff return
- Knicks end 9-game skid, drop Nets to 5-14