NBA star gives back “One corner, one block at a time”

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3-time NBA Champion, Devean George has a plan to bring a sense of hope to the North Minneapolis area where he was raised. 

After 11 successful seasons in the NBA playing alongside Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas, George had a vision for his future after ball.  He was back in his city of North Minneapolis when he witnessed a random drive-by that killed an 11-year-old boy.  At that moment he knew a change needed to happen to the area. Devean George planned an affordable 45-unit apartment complex in North Minneapolis in hopes of cleaning the area, and making it a great safe place to live. 

“I wanted to become a person that helped people. There are a lot of people that suffer that aren’t involved in the bad stuff going on,” said George. “I figured out that playing basketball was not the end goal. I figured out that me playing basketball was probably just to set up for what I’m doing now. “It is more of me being put in position to be able to help people and have a voice.” 

Devean’s father Eddie George Sr still lives in the area and said “A lot of kids around here need something to do.  There should be more than just hearing gun shots.  There is still good around here”. 

George has plenty of support in the area and knows that the project won’t be easy, but it’s a start in the right direction.  The reconstruction will take place in one of the highest crime intersections in North Minneapolis. 

Former local Minnesota Gophers basketball standout Ariel McDonald supports the project and said “There is an old saying from the TV show ‘The Wire’: ‘He who controls the corners, controls the block,’. “Then you can control what’s going on inside the walls. You can have good. It’s there for the taking.”

 

Have a great day, and let the good news be yours,

Jeremy

 

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A goodbye to two of the biggest names of their generation

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The only 2 players left in the NBA from the 1994 draft just retired within three days of each other. 
 
Jason Kidd and Grant Hill, who were the 2nd and 3rd players picked in the 94 draft, and also shared the 1995 rookie-of-the-year award, both retire with stellar NBA resume's. 
 
Grant Hill won 2 Championships at the collegiate level with Duke, and also has an Olympic Gold in 96 with the 2nd coming of the original Dream Team. Hill, a 7-time All-Star and 5-time all NBA, was at one point is his career considered one of the best all around players often leading his team in points, rebounds, and assists.  A promising career for Hill was plagued by multiple ankle surgeries, but he still came back to finish a better then average 19 yr career in the NBA. 
 
Jason Kidd's 19 yr resume brought him 2 Olympic Gold Medals, 1 NBA Championship, and two other trips to the NBA Finals.   Jason kidd also a 10 time All-Star, 6-time all NBA, 9 time all defense, is also the only player in NBA history with at least 15,000 points, 10,000 assists and 7,000 rebounds. 
 
Personally I would love to see these guys on the sidelines coaching one of these days, but you can guarantee you will be seeing Hall-of-fame speeches in their future.
 
 
Have a great day and let the good news be yours,
 
Jeremy
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Superstar LeBron James creates internship for students

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Personally I wish I was still in school and hear about his once in a lifetime opportunity.  If you want additional experience in online content development and digital sports marketing, then LeBron James has a job for you!  Yes, LeBron James the best basketball player on this planet is looking for college interns for the spring, summer and fall semesters. 
 
If you are a current college student and live in New York, South Florida or Ohio then you are eligible for the internship working with LeBronJames.com.  What a great opportunity that King James will be giving a few of our bright young students.  Good luck to everyone, because that opportunity will sure look good on your resume :-)
 
Have a great day and let the good news be yours :-)
 
Jeremy
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