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DeMarre Carroll: When I was five years old, my older brother, DeLonte, passed away from a brain tumor. He was only nine years old. I still think about him all the time. I've got a lot of pictures of him and we recently decorated his grave. I have a tattoo on my left arm of his face, with the words "R.I.P. DeLonte." Every time I check into a game, when I walk up to the scorer's table, I draw a heart on the floor for him and then I kiss it before I go into the game. He's very big in my life. Bleacher Report

Another moment I think about all the time is when I got shot in 2007 while I was in college. It was the early morning after the Fourth of July. Back then, I had a girlfriend and I didn't go out every night. We had just gotten through having dinner when one of my Missouri teammates texted me, "Can you come get us?" They were really intoxicated and it was at the end of the night. They were at Club Tropicana in downtown Columbia, Mo. Bleacher Report

When I got there around 1:30 a.m., I saw a confrontation outside with some of my teammates and some other guys who had been in the club. In 2006, when my uncle Mike Anderson became our head coach, he brought in about three or four JUCO players to give them second chances, but they would get into confrontations. My uncle always told me, "You need to always try to help your teammates out because they don't understand the dangers they're putting themselves in." They were about to fight and I grabbed one of my teammates, Stefhon Hannah, and I was trying to get him away. Then all of a sudden, when I was pulling him away, there were shots. I took a step and I just fell. I looked at my ankle and I was like, "Wow." It was a hair away from my Achilles tendon. While they weren't shooting at me, they've never been caught to this day. Bleacher Report

Then one year after the shooting, in July 2008, I started having this scratching feeling all down my legs. My girlfriend thought it was allergies because we had just gotten a dog. But I was scratching my skin off. It was hanging off and I was bleeding. I'm like, "This is not normal itching." About a month later, I did a blood test and it came back that my liver enzymes were really high. After some more tests it was discovered that I had a rare liver disease. When the doctors first told me, I cried for like two weeks straight. I just felt it was the end of my career. But I prayed a lot, as I always do. My father and mother have their own church in Birmingham, Ala., and they always tell me to have faith no matter what. My uncle also really helped me out with great doctors and specialists. There is still the possibility that I'll need a liver transplant in 20 to 25 years, but the doctors have told me the disease is something that won't affect me in my basketball career. Bleacher Report

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That's when KG and Paul Pierce tried to get Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge to bring me in because they thought I could replace Tony Allen, who signed with the Grizzlies the summer before. The Celtics got with my agent, Mark Bartelstein, but that didn't work out. To this day, Paul Pierce always tells Danny, "I told you DeMarre was going to be good." Bleacher Report

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DeMarre Carroll said he plans to spend his summer working on several aspects of his game. First and foremost, he will seek to improve his shooting ability. “I want to get my shot automatic, like Kyle Korver,” Carroll said. “I want to be the African-American Kyle Korver.” When told of Carroll’s remark, Korver responded: “I hope he does, man. I hope he does.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Forward DeMarre Carroll left last night’s game at Orlando in the third quarter due to left hamstring irritation. After receiving treatment today and being seen by Dr. Reddy, it was determined DeMarre Carroll has a mild left hamstring strain. His status is listed as day-to-day. NBA.com

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