A Testament to Willie Green, and Survival

Green remains steady as ever (Erik Lesser)

Last Tuesday, Bessie Cooper died in a Georgia nursing home at age 116.  Nearly as impressive as her longevity was Willie Green’s start on Saturday, his 16th of the season and the 242nd in his 10 year NBA career.  Green was never expected to crack an NBA rotation or even seize a roster spot, but his determination was too much to ignore.  A decade after his first professional basket, the shooting guard is filling a pivotal role for a contending Clippers team.

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No Excuses For Chris Cook in 2013

Cook has seen better days (Pioneer Press)

Make the most out of second opportunities.  O.J. Simpson did not, but Chris Cook should.  The injured Minnesota Vikings cornerback misses football too much to make another dim-witted blunder.  It was August 24, 2011 when Cook sat in jail wondering if his NFL career slipped through his fingers.  The justice system gave him new life, so now it’s time to fulfill his potential.

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