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DeAndre Liggins Reads to Elementary School Kids

Former Wildcat, DeAndre Liggins, is wasting no time doing good for his new Oklahoma City community.  Last week Liggins and his Thunder teammate, Hollis Thompson, had the opportunity to read for elementary school children as part of the Thunder’s community outreach program.  Nick Gallo, Thunder beat writer for NBA.com, was fortunate enough to cover the event and bring it to the masses.

The NBA duo read the children’s book “J is for Jumpshot,” a book that relates basketball happenings to a letter of the alphabet.  After the event Liggins and Thompson were able to give each student in the classroom a copy of “Clifford the Big Red Dog.”

But, it wasn’t just a special event for the kids, it was also meaningful to the teacher of the class, Chelsea Whithorn.  Aferward she was quoted as saying the following.

“It is such a huge blessing for my kids and me. My class focuses a lot on coming to school to grow our brains and work hard and make our dreams come true. To have that role model and see someone who has made their dream come true, and tell them that you have to work hard, that’s so much more powerful than just me telling them that they have to work hard at school.”

“It has meant so much to me, and I think it will have lasting impacts on my kids,”

 

Article written by Jonathan Schuette

14 Comments for DeAndre Liggins Reads to Elementary School Kids



  1. Fans
    1:35 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    Fire joker



  2. GOD
    1:42 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    Liggins can read?



  3. Sweet pea
    1:50 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    Love you joker



  4. Cat Daddy
    1:57 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    2. Reads to yo momma every night before bed!



  5. tdogg40330
    2:07 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    4) thanks, one in every crowd



  6. BBB
    2:17 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    Think Barney can read the writing on the wall?



  7. big poppa
    2:18 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    #2 I have to admit that was one of the first things that crossed my mind too, lol I love Deandre but he’ll never work for NASA. Although he will make way more money than me in my lifetime(said it before someone else did)



  8. Cat Daddy12345
    2:20 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    5 Welcome



  9. BPsycho
    2:33 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    #7 I’ll say this before someone else does: lol You don’t know DeAndre Liggins stfu.



  10. Student Athlete
    3:07 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    Liggins can read? I just assumed he was like Bledsoe, Cousins, Noels, etc and couldn’t…yet could still pass UK courses 🙂



  11. JRupp
    3:13 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    KSR Formula:
    1) Have Aaron round up some links to Big Blue Stories.
    2) Four days later, have another writer post about one of them ( http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=118592 )
    3) Trick readers into coming back for “new” content.
    4) Profit from the recycled eyeballs.
    5) Repeat.

    We are through the KSR looking glass. You did it, Jones!



  12. theSkinny81
    3:45 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    10 – academics dont matter to the NCAA anymore, remember? problem solved!



  13. B Howard
    10:54 pm September 23, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah, elementary kids would be an appropriate audience for him. He can probably handle Dr. Seuss books.



  14. Wow.
    10:03 am September 24, 2012 Permalink

    Way to be racist shitheads, you guys.