As some of you know, my favorite UK player of all time (non Woo category) is Jamaal Magloire. I loved the way he played, his sense of humor and his early pioneering in the world of internet basketball reporting (he set up JamaalMagloire.com as a player and then had to shut it down…Twitter before Twitter). He also has a kind heart, as showcased in this great story about a good deed he has done in Toronto. A woman was murdered there and has a 7 year old son left with cerebal palsy. Magloire heard about the story, paid for the woman’s funeral and has set up a fund for the son…all for a set of people whom he does not know.
The story about Magloire does not surprise me. While in college Magloire was a part of a number of charitable acts, most of which never saw the light of day. Reports are that he was mildly upset that this charitable gift got coverage. He does good work and doesnt care if publicity comes from it. That is what it means to give and with this (and other) actions, the Big Cat shows just what a kind heart he has under his tough exterior.