Remodeled Ford just improving his proven style

October 30, 2002
By Jeff Shelman
T.J. Ford looked at Texas coach Rick Barnes and couldn't believe what he was hearing.

It was the Longhorns' first game of the 2001-02 season, a game Texas would eventually lose to Arizona, and Ford wanted to go back into the game. It didn't matter to Ford that he had sprained his left ankle. It didn't matter that he couldn't walk -- let alone run -- without limping. It was no big deal to Ford. He wanted to play.

"I told him 'You're not going to play when you're limping that ...

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