HoopsHype Jo Jo White rumors

January 14, 2014 Updates

The Grizzlies will be honoring a trio of former NBA players in Bernard King, Dikembe Mutombo and JoJo White as part of Memphis’ celebration of Martin Luther King Day on Monday. The Grizzlies are hosting their 12th annual celebration day on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday when they play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday afternoon. King and White will be honored for their work for civil and human rights with the annual National Civil Rights Sports Legacy award. Mutombo, honored in 2007 who could not attend until now, also will take part in events presented by the Grizzlies, the National Civil Rights Museum and both the city of Memphis and Shelby County. Washington Times

October 16, 2013 Updates

The worst of the nightmare has passed for JoJo White since he had surgery to remove a brain tumor three years ago. But that doesn't mean the former Boston Celtics star's recovery is yet complete. "I thank God every day for being here, but I haven't turned the corner," White told Yahoo Sports. "I'm still dealing with the circumstances of what I had to go through: Not being able to walk. Not being able to run. Remembering things. Eating." Yahoo! Sports

Every time Deborah attended a Celtics game or event without her husband, she was asked, "How's JoJo?" A little more than two years after the surgery, JoJo White walked on his own to his midcourt seat on June 1, 2012, to see the Celtics beat the Miami Heat 101-91 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. White has been to every Celtics home game since and is back at his old job, attending community events, taking pictures, signing autographs and visiting with sponsors. "I saw him at media day the other day and he was smiling and looking good and excited about the upcoming season," Ainge said. "It was good to see JoJo in a real positive place." White's recovery is still ongoing, but he also knows he's fortunate his condition wasn't worse. Yahoo! Sports

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