Magloire to help murder victim's son
Old 06-07-2010, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When he heard of the murder last Monday of single mother Lucita Charles — who left behind a 7-year-old son with cerebral palsy — not only did Jamaal Magloire think he could help out, he did help out.

The 10-year NBA veteran paid for the funeral for Charles (the city’s 18th murder victim of this year) and plans to establish a trust fund for her orphaned son.

“When we see things like this in the news, we don’t know what to do. I wanted to show I could do something,” Magloire, a Toronto native, said by phone Saturday night.

“It just really touched me, the fact it was a single mother and she left behind a special-needs child,” he said.

Magloire, 32, who grew up in Toronto and still spends his off-seasons in his old downtown neighbourhood, said the proposed trust fund, which he hopes to establish with friends in the financial industry, will surpass the decision to pay for the funeral costs.

“That’s the most important thing: what’s going to happen to (Charles’ son),” he said. “We’re going to try to set up this fund for him so that maybe in the future, when he needs special treatment or a special doctor, he can get it.”

Magloire, who finished his 10th NBA season with the Miami Heat in early May, has no connection to Charles or her family.

But, as a resident of the city and as someone who takes being a role model for youngsters seriously, he knew if he could help he had to.

He didn’t do it for the publicity — he was upset that news of his actions first leaked out — but because he cares a bit.

Tragedy of a similar nature struck close to home in 2001 when Magloire’s half-brother, Justin Sheppard, was murdered near the Sherbourne subway station. The crime has never been solved.

“I just feel an obligation and a responsibility to be an ambassador for the city any time I can,” he said. “I really feel I can make a difference and lead by example. This is my city, it’s my home. I want to help.”
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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God bless the guy. Jamaal Magloire is one man you have to respect.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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God bless the guy. Jamaal Magloire is one man you have to respect.
that's funny as i haven't respected him at all when it comes to his treatment of the National team. How many times did he not so much tell them to fuck off?

Still when you hear stories like this it's pretty telling that he is a good man. He gets my respect in that regard and truth be told that's way more important than playing basketball.
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I heard he's playing for Canada this summer
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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that's funny as i haven't respected him at all when it comes to his treatment of the National team. How many times did he not so much tell them to fuck off?

Still when you hear stories like this it's pretty telling that he is a good man. He gets my respect in that regard and truth be told that's way more important than playing basketball.
maybe he had legitimate reason to.... it's not like Leo has handled everything with impeccable flare and tact.
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Wont play for his country but loves his city. Whatever. He obviously cares about something. Good on him.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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maybe he had legitimate reason to.... it's not like Leo has handled everything with impeccable flare and tact.
It was under under Triano that he refused to play. It's since Leo's been invloved that he's warmed to the idea.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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maybe he had legitimate reason to.... it's not like Leo has handled everything with impeccable flare and tact.
Yeah he was playing for his NBA contracts and the Canadian national team wasn't worth his time. I guess that's legitimate, but at the same time it's a kick in the nuts to a basketball program that was in great need at the time.

Anyways, i don't want to change the direction of this convo. Good on Jamaal for being having good values and doing a great deed.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah mad respect to him. I met dude in Scarborough before, took a pic with him, fucking huge ass individual.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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