Chat with Wayman Tisdale

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This chat took place on December 3, 2008.

Welcome to The Show! On Wednesday, we'll have a special chat guest as we celebrate Jimmy V Week here at ESPN, when former NBA player Wayman Tisdale stops by.

In the 15 years since The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and Jim Valvano, the foundation has raised more than $80 million. The organization has also awarded cancer research grants in 38 states and the District of Columbia. The V Foundation started with the dream of Valvano, the passionate and committed former NC State basketball coach and award-winning broadcaster, as he battled cancer. For more information, or to donate to the V Foundation, call 1-800-4-JimmyV or go here. Every cent of every donation goes directly to cancer research. To see a list of games on ESPN in support of Jimmy V Week, go here. To see a list of games on ESPN in support of Jimmy V Week, go here.

Tisdale has an Oklahoma prosthetic leg.
Tisdale is recovering from a bout with bone cancer. In 2007, he fell down the stairs in his home and when doctors went to fix his leg, they discovered bone cancer. The best course of treatment was to amputate Tisdale's right leg, just above the knee.

Tisdale played 12 seasons in the NBA, averaging 15.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 840 games. His best season came in the 1989-90 season with Sacramento when he averaged 22.3 ppg and 7.5 rpg. Tisdale was a collegiate star at Oklahoma, where he averaged 25.6 ppg and 10.1 rpg during his three-year career.

Send your questions now and join Tisdale Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET!

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