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Pay for coaches surgery

Gary Woelfel has the original story:

"Those guys saved my life," Hughes said. "They paid the whole medical bill. It was like $70,000 or more. It wasn't cheap.

"It showed you what classy people they are. They didn't want me talking about it; they didn't want the recognition because they simply felt it was the right thing to do."

Hughes said he will be forever grateful to Brand, Jaric, Kaman and Maggette. In fact, Hughes said every time he runs into any of them, he thanks them from the bottom of his heart.

Maggette said that was indeed the case, laughing how he has repeatedly told Hughes over the years it wasn't necessary.

"Kim thanks me every time he sees me; he does that every single time," Maggette said smiling. "I've said to him, 'Kim, come on. You don't have to do that. You're good.'


Many NBA players make the news for the way they misspend their fortunes.
I realize the players are multi-millionaires, so less-than-$100K might not seem much. But they cared. The LA Clippers owner is a billionaire.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Players-...
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Ack! First line should be "Pay for coach's surgery"
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