Tim Duncan accepts half of his normal pay in order to keep the best team possible for the San Antonio Spurs.
*One of the most important things learned in playing sports is teamwork.
The team is one unit with no individuals. But, of course, we’ve seen that idea threatened in professional sports because of all of the money and fame.
But a very good example of the original lesson of teamwork has been brought back to the NBA in one extraordinary gesture.
Tim Duncan has been playing for the San Antonio Spurs sincde 1997. Some believe that this may be his last season with the team.
Duncan has became the third highest paid player in the NBA behind Kobe Bryant last season. (more…)
*He threw a single punch at Derrion Albert.
But that punch in the midst of an attack by an angry mob that would kick, punch, stomp and slam Albert over the head with a board before he was dragged away and rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead was enough to convince a jury to convict a 15-year-old boy of first-degree murder.
After a little more than a half hour, the jury came back Wednesday with the verdict that sent the teen sprawling back into his chair and an aunt rushing from the courtroom screaming “Oh lord, oh Lord.”
It was a stunningly quick end to the latest chapter of a story that began in September 2009 when hours after the 16-year-old honor student died video taken of the brawl on the city’s South Side was shown around the nation and beyond.
The teen was the first of five suspects to stand trial in the slaying of Albert, a Fenger High School student.
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*The recession has not been confined to groceries and mortgages anymore. The cities are now seeing their budgets affected and cuts have to be made everywhere.
Kansas City just decided to make their cuts in education. They will close nearly half of their schools. According to the AP, they will be closing 29 of their 61 schools. Which also means teachers out of work.
Nearly 300 of the 700 jobs that will be lost are teachers. Buildings will be closed and the bottom line is children will go uneducated. (more…)