Some people just can't catch a break.
Darrell Arthur, a product of South Oak Cliff, nearly fell out of the first round of the draft due to eventually unfounded concerns about his kidneys.
After slowly developing into a consistent rotation player for the Memphis Grizzlies, he blossomed into their most important front-court reserve in 2010. Then, before the start of last season, he tore his ACL.
His latest comeback effort has stopped short though, as the Grizzlies announced on Wednesday that he would miss at least six weeks, which would run through the start of the season, after breaking a bone in his leg.
Arthur, a skilled and athletic 6'9+ power forward, was a starter on Kansas' national championship team in 2008 and won state titles as a junior and a senior at SOC.
Dallas has produced a long line of excellent big men -- Larry Johnson, Kenyon Martin, Chris Bosh, LaMarcus Aldridge -- and Arthur was as good as any of them when he came out of high school.
Here's hoping that his injury woes subside so the rest of the country can appreciate his game.