Spencer Haywood was the original Shawn Kemp. So much talent it just made you sick. But then when it was his time to explode and become the best player in the league, other issues took over. Kemp was on the brink. He was RIGHT THERE and fell apart. Same with Spencer.
Interesting fact. Spencer had an extra knuckle on each finger. Look at a picture of him palming the ball. It looks funky, but it was one reason he was such a great rebounder. I know baseball pitchers dream of having an extra section of their finger for throwing breaking pitches.