Shawn Bradley opens up about life after tragic bike crash

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For the first time, Shawn Bradley is opening up about the bike accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. 

The former Dallas Mavericks center and 14-year NBA veteran recently spoke to Sports Illustrated’s Brian Burnsed about the collision and its aftermath. It happened in Jan. 2021, as the 7-foot-6 Bradley was riding his bike around his neighborhood in St. George, Utah. 

In a Dodge minivan just behind him, a young mother was hustling to pick up her child from school. Bradley, who avoids naming the driver, to shield her from public scrutiny, says she bumped him from behind as he drifted left to avoid the [parked] Saturn—his Garmin GPS shows that he instantaneously

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Motorcycle Monday: Bike Jumps

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How many of these dangerous stunts have you seen before?

Watching someone jump their motorcycle even just a short distance can be exhilarating. It might be in part a way to vicariously experience doing something we ourselves either don’t dare or just plain can’t attempt. Even if we can jump a bike, seeing someone go further and higher than we ever have is an amazing experience.

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Sadly, not every record-breaking attempt goes without a hitch. Some even end in tragedy. Here are a few of these spectacular stunts which have inspired and horrified many.

Ryan Capes

Back on July 26, 2008, Ryan Capes attempted to set a new world record for the longest motorcycle jump. His attempt, which was staged at the Toes MX Park in Royal City, Washington involved Capes’ team laying 1480

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Packard revs up bike show | News, Sports, Jobs

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Jim Iacozili, left, one of the organizers of the National Packard Museum’s 22nd Motorcycle Exhibit, and Bruce Williams, who has been involved with the motorcycle exhibit since its inception, talk about the 1987 Buell RR1000, the featured bike for this year’s show. © All rights reserved. | Magazine 7 by AF themes.