Travis Outlaw grew up in Starkville, MS (population 22,000), the son of the city clerk and assistant police chief. For all but a few months of his seven year NBA career, he played in Portland, a small city, by NBA standards. Now, his brother says he'll be going to a place "a little bit bigger than what he’s normally used to".
So his extended family has gone into action. "My wife and I and one of his aunties are going up there to locate him a place to stay." It's all about family for the 25-year-old, says John Outlaw. "He keeps me around. I always wanted to play (basketball) myself. When he made it, he brought me along with him. It was something he didn’t have to do, but he did."
Outlaw family supports Travis’ NBA experience - Danny P. Smith - Starkville Daily News