Stephen Graham for all his statistical issues has a reputation of being a good teammate, someone who kept his fellow Nets loose, developed relationships with everyone. He treasures those relationships for a good long while too.
Although he still spends his off-seasons in Florida, Graham traveled to Fort Worth this week to help out a friend from Oklahoma State. Charles Hickman, now varsity coach at Fort Worth Polytechnic, was having a hard time getting kids to sign up for a community basketball camp and recruited Graham. The presence of an NBA player changed everything.
"I remember being in these kids' same shoes back when I was younger," said Graham. "Having NBA players coming up to me and saying something, because it meant the world to me, so it inspired me to start working with kids."
NBA player fundamentally a camp star at Polytechnic - Travis Detherage - Fort Worth Star-Telegram