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Follow-up on Johntel Franklin Story

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This is going to be a short one, but I wanted to follow-up on the Johntel Franklin/Dekalb, Ill., story. Check out my previous post for details of the story and where I wrote that the Milwaukee Bucks should honor both teams.

Well, Saturday night both Franklin and his teammates from Milwaukee Madison High School and Darius McNeal and his teammates from Dekalb were guests of the Bucks in their 109-93 win over the Washington Wizards. The two teams were honored pregame and during the first quarter when they were named the “Home Court Heroes”. Both teams received plaques, 30 tickets and had the opportunity to have photos taken with Bucks players.

In another sign of sportsmanship from Dekalb, the “Barbs” as they’re called, collected donations at their game Friday night to help the family of Johntel Franklin. I’m sure Franklin would much rather have his mother back, but hopefully it eases the pain a little knowing how much people have risen to the occasion for him.

Kudos to the Bucks for honoring both teams and to Dekalb High School for the amazing sportsmanship that has been shown! Once again, hopefullywe’ll see them at the ESPY’s.

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Written by Brian Gleason

March 2, 2009 at 1:39 am

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