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Hometown Fans Give Outlaw Big Mississippi Send-off

We haven't heard a lot from Travis Outlaw lately.  He, Troy Murphy and Derrick Favors are the Nets' big additions (so far) this off- season, but he's been quietly spending a lot of time in his hometown of Starkville, MS.  Saturday, he prepared for his big move north with a big send-off from his biggest fans, his friends and family.

It was "Travis Outlaw Day" in Starkville, an annual event created by the town to show its appreciation for his work in the  community.  An estimated 1,500 to 1,800 people came to wish him well and participate in fun and games at a city park. 

"This is just amazing, it gets bigger and bigger every year," said Outlaw. "Everybody coming out here to support me, and all I can do is just be thankful. I thank everyone who came out."  As part of the event, Outlaw made a contribution of $20,000 to the Starkville Boys and Girls Club.