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    Coach Philippe
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    Registration date : 2008-09-22

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    Post by Coach Philippe Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:11 pm

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=3925981&categoryid=3286128
    (ESPN Video link above...)

    With all the negativity out there, this story was a welcome relief of Positivity and a lesson to us all!

    This is what Coaching, and playing is all about. It's not always about winning on the scoreboard, but also playing with integrity,
    sportsmanship and being a winner in life!

    Very touching story about a player who lost his mother and players, coaches and fans supporting and rallying around the young man...

    Let's try and spread more positivity and support to our players and the community and teach the right lessons!

    (I am writing this because some of the most popular topics lately have been about the Pickering H.S. issues, Tristan Thompson and now Theo Davis) Let's please remember that these are all people too, that are doing their best and trying to make a path for themselves in this world. I personally want to see everyone reach their full potential and to succeed in basketball and in life! Let's try and promote positivity, sportsmanship, comradery and love rather than other things that do nothing to promote the game of Basketball and Life.

    Hat's off to the Players and Coaches of Dekalb H.S. and Madison H.S. and much love and support go out to Johntell Franklin for his courage and passion even after the loss of his mother!

    Life's too short for Hate, let's spread Love!
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    Arpankumar4
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    Registration date : 2008-11-29

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    Post by Arpankumar4 Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:23 pm

    Amazing story, appreciate the post.
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    Judgedemental
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    Registration date : 2009-02-08

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    Post by Judgedemental Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:45 pm

    Wow nice story.
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    zonekiller
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    Registration date : 2008-08-08

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    Post by zonekiller Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:27 pm

    great story.....touching
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    ball4life
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    Registration date : 2008-12-17

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    Post by ball4life Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:14 pm

    Coach Philippe!

    I must say thank you for that posting! I have now shared it with a few coaches I know!

    That piece spoke to the emotional side, the family spirit of basketball, something we lose track of from time to time! Thank you for taking the time to share!
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    Coach Philippe
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    Registration date : 2008-09-22

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    Post by Coach Philippe Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:45 pm

    Great! Thanks for the feedback guys...
    It's great to see this post get some attention since I definitely find too much of
    our time is spent with negativity (on this board as well as in the media...)

    I can say that I was definitely touched when I saw this story, so I'm glad that it's touched you guys and others as well.

    Truly a powerful and uplifting story that really reflects the brotherhood that basketball is really all about!
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    T-money
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    Registration date : 2008-11-26

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    Post by T-money Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:01 pm

    that was good to watch
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    blessed4life
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    Registration date : 2008-12-15

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    Post by blessed4life Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:59 am

    This video is very inspiring. I have been waiting to see something like this, and I wish every player and coach could see it.
    Thanks for posting!

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