Web Exclusive: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was supposed to be the missing link that would bring the Denver Nuggets to the basketball promised land. Instead, he became something -- and someone -- entirely different.

October 2007

Chris Jackson was coming off his second All-American season at Louisiana State University when the Nuggets made him a first-round draft choice -- and an instant multi-millionaire. Two years later, he became Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.