After Getting Arrested In a Race Riot Kevin Garnett

When Kevin Garnett was a junior in high school in Mauldin, South Carolina, a race riot broke out. Garnett was arrested and charged with second-degree lynching—even though all accounts indicated he was there but not involved in the melee. Eventually, his record was expunged, but that incident not only stuck with Garnett. It drove him.He was not going to let others determine his fate.“I’m from the bottom,” Garnett has said about his life. “I understand what it’s like to not have.”Twenty-one years later, Garnett held to his pledge and has significantly more than most. With the fear of prison still in his core, Garnett went on to became a future Hall of Fame NBA player who has the distinction of having earned more money over a career than any player in history.This is a distant place from that fracas in rural South Carolina that could have ruined his life. This is an unprecedented place, a place hardly anyone could even dream. But it is a place Garnett has earned.Furthermore, word is that he wants to take some of his considerable earnings—$325 million, to be exact—and form a team to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves, the franchise that drafted him out of high school in 1995. He graduated from Farragut Career Academy in Chicago because his family thought it best to get Garnett out of South Carolina. That’s how much tension there was. And it is a reason Garnett has played 20 seasons with a ferocity that could be described as that of a man desperate to not blow it.“I’m not the type of person to give up just because something gets rough,” Garnett has said. “That’s a coward. That’s not me.”He would become the second Black owner in the NBA, joining Michael Jordan. And there is a symmetry to that notion considering the racial incident as a youth helped spur him to greatness.At 39 and with 20 seasons played, Garnett could play two more before trying to turn into owner. In the meantime, he was traded back to his original team and has already brought the elements only a player of his repute and respect can bring.Kevin Garnett as Mauldin High player.“As one of our veteran guys told our young guys yesterday, ‘Hey, listen, when KG walks in the locker room your phones better be tucked away, because if they’re not, they’re going to get thrown in the toilet on game night,’ ” Saunders said.That’s what Garnett does. He forces a level of concentration that creates an environment for excellence.“He changed their culture,” Saunders said of Garnett’s time with the Boston Celtics. “Doc (Rivers) told me that. They had veteran players and everything else, but when he went in the locker room, the music was cut off and everything.”Known for his scowl while playing, Garnett contends it is all about one thing.“I’m not for the flashes,” he said. “I’m not for glitz and glamour, you know. I just want to win, I want to be good at what I do and look back upon these days of playing in the NBA with pride. It’s been a long journey.” read more

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Tranmere Rovers owner tells it all

first_imgFor Mark Palios, the experience of hosting English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur is big and he hopes his team can do well.English Football League Two club Tranmere Rovers will host Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.And owner Mark Palios has talked about how this will affect his club, and what he expects from the match.“This cup contest is, in many ways, a throwback to the Rovers of years gone by,” he told The Liverpool Echo.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“When the Whites were at the peak of their powers, this was the sort of fixture that fans were rather accustomed to in the early 2000s under the guidance of former striker John Aldridge.”“Fortunes have since changed, but the ability to turn back time remains ever-present,” he explained.“I think the first thing to do is to look at where the club has come from, and anybody who knows the club, knows that it’s part of the history of the club – that we’ve always been a good cup side and had great cup runs”, said Palios.“In the halcyon days, when we were knocking on the doors of the Premier League, the cup runs were very much part of our heritage and history.”last_img read more

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Authorities release name of man shot and killed during vehicle breakin in

first_img Posted: March 13, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Authorities release name of man shot and killed during vehicle break-in in El Cajon March 13, 2018 EL CAJON (KUSI) — Authorities Tuesday publicly identified a suspected car burglar who was fatally shot last weekend by a resident in a neighborhood near Mount Helix.Joseph Mercurio, 31, allegedly was breaking into a vehicle in the 1100 block of Mona Place in El Cajon when the owner spotted him shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, according to police. During an ensuing confrontation, the homeowner shot Mercurio with a .357-caliber revolver, Sgt. Darrin Forster.The mortally wounded suspect got into another vehicle and drove off, fleeing for a short distance before crashing the car into a residential front yard in the 1000 block of West Chase Avenue. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.The resident, whose name has not been released, told investigators he had spotted Mercurio breaking into his vehicle after being alerted to the alleged crime in progress by his barking dogs.“Homicide investigators have since learned … (that) Mercurio was driving a stolen vehicle and had been involved in at least two vehicle burglaries the night of this incident,” Forster alleged.It was unclear if the homeowner might face criminal charges over the shooting. The case remained under investigation this afternoon, the sergeant said. last_img read more

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Mamata is the perfect answer to Indias need for a PM with

first_imgKolkata: India needs a Prime Minister who has a humane face and Mamata Banerjee is the most suitable candidate for the post who will stand by the side of farmers, labourers and poor people, said Aroop Biswas, state Youth Services and Sports minister, who is also in charge of the Public Works Department (PWD).Biswas was speaking at a rally organised by the district Trinamool Congress leaders in Hooghly. It was organised as a preparation rally for Trinamool Congress’ grand show at Esplanade on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day on July 21. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA large number of supporters participated in the rally, which started at Khadina More area of Chinsurah and ended at Gharar More. District Trinamool Congress president and minister Tapan Dasgupta and another state minister Ashima Patra took part in the rally alongside Biswas. Senior leaders have said that around 4 lakh people from the district would join the Martyrs’ day programme on Saturday. Trinamool Congress has set a target of winning all the 42 seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state. The party feels it will also be able to win all the Parliament seats in the election, scheduled to take place next year. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The whole country wants to see a Prime Minister who has a humanitarian face and Mamata Banerjee is the best candidate for the job. She thinks about the poor people, farmers and labourers,” Biswas maintained. He also raised questions on the organisational capabilities of the BJP, after a portion of a pandal collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in West Midnapore. Biswas satirically said that those who are unable to hold a rally of 10,000 people and whose stage collapses, must contest with one Trinamool Congress councillor at a time. Every Trinamool Congress leader has the individual capacity to hold rallies with 10,000 people, the minister stated.last_img read more

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Emiliano Calemzuk is leaving Shine Group and will

first_imgEmiliano Calemzuk is leaving Shine Group and will not be replaced as CEO, Shine Americas.
Shine said that the departure is amicable and that Calemzuk plans to “take a temporary break from day-to-day executive duties”.He will not be replaced and his Shine Americas team will report to Carl Fennessy, the Australian executive who is CEO Shine Group, USA.Calemzuk was announced as boss of Shine’s North American operations in August 2010. He joined after a 12-year stint at News Corp, the company that subsequently acquired international production and distribution group Shine.At News Corp he ran cable programming arm FtvS and prior to that, international channels division, Fox International Channels. At Shine, he filled what was a newly-created position and, based in LA, was tasked with masterminding the group’s US expansion.Shine Group CEO Elisabeth Murdoch said that she respected Calemzuk’s wish to take some time out. “Emiliano has had a transformative effect on Shine’s US operations since joining in 2010. In restructuring Reveille and establishing Shine Americas he has created an incredible team, equipped to now build on the successes to date and committed to future growth,” she said.
Calemzuk said: “After a fast-paced and fulfilling decade and a half in executive management roles across business lines and continents I am ready to start a new chapter in my life after travelling this summer with my family.”last_img read more

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