Every city has that legend. The one the oldheads would tell you could have been better than Mike. In a place like Chicago, there’s probably gonna be a handful of guys who come to mind. One of those being Ronnie Fields. Former teammate of Kevin Garnett while at Farragut Career Academy High School in Chicago, Fields had more boings than the original Shox commercials. But a neck injury cut his career short, and while he committed to play at DePaul University, he never qualified academically, leaving one of the city’s best high school players ever, without a shot at the League or DI ball. But Fields regrets none of that, and has since had several successful years playing pro ball in the CBA and South America.

Check out my full Q & A with Ronnie over at SLAMonline.