January 20, 2010

7-foot hoops nomad finds home: I thought we could use a change of pace from the athletes behaving badly stories. Homeless, hungry, without parents or family, with one pair of shoes, a couple pairs of shorts, and a few old t-shirts to his name, a young man struggles to play his game.

posted by irunfromclones to basketball at 07:39 PM - 5 comments

This is the basketball version of Blind Side. Aside from not trying too hard in school because of the loss of his parents, Kyle Luckett is anything but a problem kid.

posted by irunfromclones at 08:37 PM on January 20

Wow, incredible story. I want this guy's movie rights!

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:49 PM on January 20

Wow!

posted by yzelda4045 at 07:47 AM on January 21

Great story. Thanks for the post IRFC.

posted by BornIcon at 09:44 AM on January 21

It is a good story. I hope it turns out well, and that he isn't the next Billy Ray Bates, or Lloyd Daniels. He has another year of eligibility, and I suspect that it is critical he uses, and doesn't start dreaming of the NBA. He needs it not so much for basketball skills (though that may be true as well), but for the education, and to learn proper work ethic off the court.

It is also a great piece because someone had faith in him, and believed in him, and needed him.

Thanks for posting the story.

posted by hercher at 09:18 PM on January 21

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