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After the game, I had an opportunity to catch up with a few players to ask, “What have you been doing since the LockOut?”
Kyle Lowery (Houston Rockets) response: Working out and playing golf
Jeff Green (Boston Celtics) response: Going to school Major: English
Mark Tynsdale response: Working out and saving money
Kevin Durant (OKC Thunder) response: Playing basketball “BasketBall Never Stops”
Boston Celtics Guard Delonte West had a full weekend of fun with his charity. I had a chance to catch up with him at Mary and Daniel Loughran Community Center in Washington, DC where he hosted a free basketball clinic for children. As the kids came in they received a T-shirt from the clinic and Delonte put them right to work. I observed them doing drills, taking shots and even doing line touches. Delonte was very organized and the kids smiles were priceless. He not only taught the kids some first hand NBA work out tips but he discussed real life issues and work ethic.
I only had one question for Delonte, “why do you care?”
Delonte’s response: “I care because I came from the inner city and have dealt with issues such as depression. I know what it’s like not to have and I want them to come up with a better way. I want to be the person to step up to give the kids not only a lesson in basketball but a lesson in life. Teach them not only how to become a better basketball player but a best person. This is really what this week is about helping out kids with special needs because I want them to know that no matter what you face you can make it.”
Check out Photos in Gallery D. West BB Clinic tab
ChristieOhh!: How long have you been singing professionally?
Darnerien: I started taking it seriously in ‘03. I wanted everyone to know that I was more than a football player. From a baby I could sing. I would mimic anything that I heard. Once my aunt introduced me to Michael Jackson it was curtains! I did everything Michael Jackson did and I enjoyed singing other people music too.