Meet Ancelmo: A Slam Dunk
He's 71 now, but you wouldn't know it by looking at Ancelmo. He still has bright, sparkling eyes and the lingering look of youth, the result of an active lifestyle that kept his energy sustained and his body in motion. He's played #basketball almost his whole life; in fact, he was a star guard for the University of Havana's basketball team. Ancelmo has never been to the United States but his favorite team is the #ClevelandCavaliers and #LeBronJames . #GoldenState is a close second.
Even into his 60s Ancelmo has played regular pickup hoops with a group of friends. They're a squad with a close bond, and they used to play almost daily. Over the past five years, Ancelmo started having trouble with his hips and knees. He gets free healthcare through the Cuban system but wasn't able to access the specialty joint replacement surgeries he so desperately needed. When Operation Walk #LosAngeles @operationwalkla came to #Havana several years ago, he was able to have a knee operated on, but he still had hip issues. In May 2017 he was finally able to have a hip replacement when Operation Walk Carolinas made their inaugural trip to #Cuba . The morning after surgery, he was standing on both feet and took his first steps. Tears welled up in his eyes.
Ancelmo has family in #NewYork , #Miami and #SouthCarolina . He doesn't know if he'll ever make it to the #UnitedStates , but he dreams about it a lot, especially seeing an NBA basketball game. For now he's focused on getting his hip back in shape, and getting back outside with a #basketball . His friends are waiting. (read more about our patients on our website opwalk carolinas.org designed by the amazing @ballyhoo360 team) #opwalkcarolinas#operationwalk#opwalk#patient#surgery
#Throwback to the 2014 Off-season when Kyrie was selected to the United States FIBA Basketball World Cup team for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The US won all 9 Games and won the Gold Medal beating Serbia in the Final Round where Kyrie dropped 26 PTS (on 10/13 Shooting and 6/6 from 3) and 4 ASTS.
Kyrie averaged 12 PPG (on 45/80 or 56% Shooting from the Field, 14/23 or 61% from 3, and 5/6 from the FT Line or 83%), 3 RPG, and 4 APG throughout all the 9 Games he and the US Player and he won Tournament MVP because of his great play🥇👏
WORK WORK WORK!! 2 shows today Here about to hit at "LOCK3 in Akron 4pm-6pm then come home and get ready for tonight second show in Canal Fulton at "PAULINOS" Bar Resturant big show there tonight a lot of bands and we are the headliners!! 9-12 in canal Fulton. Then I get up early and catch a 6:30am flight and meet the tour in Kentucky in louiville two shows in Kentucky tomorrow Early flight after a long day today 😩 but it's ok I'm ready. So don't forget tonight at "PAULINOS" in canal Fulton with my boys Chemicals wonders Patrick Masalko Robert Johnson Nick Kopko Violin Bowman. Then Back o tour tomorrow morning with the world famous pieces of a dream" @jameslloydmuzik @watsonsax @granville_88 @daviddysonbass #congas#beleive#clevelandcavaliers#drummerslife#iamblackgenius#bme#percussionist#percussion#powerful#powerhouse#iamblackgenius#godisgreat#lock3akron#cavs#cavsnation
This is great stuff (#Repost @pooh.drose.1). ・・・
Andre Hamlin talks on DRose. -
Inside the Kryo Health Spa, which specializes in cryotherapy and antigravity treadmills in south suburban Chicago, owner Andre Hamlin talks about the player and man he knows. Hamlin, a surrogate uncle to Rose when he was growing up, coached him in high school and headed his security when Rose played for the Bulls. He said Rose has always been loath to tell people what’s going on with him.
Part of it is his shyness and a focus on basketball over schooling that left him with an aversion to public speaking. Hamlin, who grew up in the same neighborhood and went on to earn a degree in criminal justice, said he, too, would have struggled to talk to reporters, or any other professional, as a young man. And the other part? “A lot of answers he gives the way he gives because he knows they’re doing it on purpose. It’s like [the media] is attacking him, so now I’m fixing to give you this facade,” Hamlin said.
People don’t know that Rose has paid for the funerals of nearly a dozen victims of the violence that plagues Englewood. That he’ll visit with a friend’s grandmother, leave money, and not mention it to anyone. That he worked out obsessively after his knee injuries and never fell into self pity.
Hamlin said that like many boys growing up in Englewood, he learned to hold his cards, and emotions, close. But after Rose tore his right meniscus in 2013, “I couldn’t stop crying because I was just so hurt for him. I knew the work he had put in, and I knew what he was trying to do,” Hamlin said. “He wanted that championship so bad for this city, that’s why I hate that they turned on him.”