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miramar
08-30-2009, 11:19 AM
While Coach K has been speaking to the troops on the radio, the Miami Herald has an amazing article on the University of Miami's Tim James, a former first round draft choice of the Miami Heat. It turns out that once his overseas career was over, he joined the Army at the age of 31 and is now one of those troops starioned in Iraq. It's worth a read:

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/columnists/dan-le-batard/story/1208917.html

JG Nothing
08-30-2009, 07:39 PM
While Coach K has been speaking to the troops on the radio, the Miami Herald has an amazing article on the University of Miami's Tim James, a former first round draft choice of the Miami Heat. It turns out that once his overseas career was over, he joined the Army at the age of 31 and is now one of those troops starioned in Iraq. It's worth a read:

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/columnists/dan-le-batard/story/1208917.html

Wow. Tim James has my complete respect. This story is a must read. Here is one of my favorite parts:


James hasn't shared his past with fellow soldiers. Quiet, remember? Humble, too. He wanted to be just another teammate. So none of James' fellow soldiers knew he used to play pro basketball, though they all said he should have after he scorched those younger soldiers in a pickup game one day during training. He didn't tell them after that, either.

gep
08-31-2009, 01:27 AM
this is my favorite part....

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But as he traveled all over the globe playing his beloved game, seeing a world he never thought he'd see growing up poor in Miami, he didn't learn to merely value or appreciate America's freedoms. He decided he wanted to fight to protect them, too.

``I never saw this coming,'' his mother says.
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Takes a *special* person to actually do something about it... God Bless

JaMarcus Russell
08-31-2009, 05:53 PM
Thank you very much for posting this article, Miramar.