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How many NFL players, do you imagine, have had a rock star from another part of the world in their midst or been immersed in another culture that way? Olden Polynice is remembered now as a physical—bordering on dirty—NBA player whose 17-year career ended in 2001 (played two games with the Clippers in 2003-04), but he didn’t start that way. No-holds barred rebounding drills and the desire to keep his job led him to it. But the way NBA players went at each other in his day in no way compares to what he’s heard about the NFL. “Talking to my friends in the NFL, if we saw what went on in their practices and locker rooms, we’d be appalled,” he says. Bleacher Report
Polynice on how he’d try to help DeMarcus Cousins: One of the things that I can offer him is I know where he’s going and I can relate to him on so many levels. And that’s the biggest asset that I have because a lot of times as athletes we think we’re superhuman, we’re above-the- law, we’re this and that. And at the end of the day, we’re not. It doesn’t matter if you have an argument with a coach or have a problem with a coach, you can’t undermine a coach. Because I know I’ve done that – I didn’t undermine, but I’ve argued with coaches and it served no good purpose at the end of the day. Even if I was right, I’m still wrong. And so those are things that I would share with him. Even though you might think you’re right, and you might be right, at the end of the day, you’ll still be wrong. It’s stuff like that, young fella’s gotta understand. Cowbell Kingdom
Haiti Prime Minister called on a group of retired NBA players to invest in Haiti Saturday during a philanthropic summit in Miami. The event at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, was additionally attended by former US President Bill Clinton, who traveled to Haiti on Sunday. Lamothe addressed a group of attendees including former NBA stars including Glen Rice, Penny Hardaway and Haitian-born Olden Polynice, who was recently named a goodwill ambassador by Haiti President Michel Martelly. Caribbean Journal
Former NBA star Olden Polynice lost eight family members in the devastating quake that hit Haiti last year. In this exclusive, FanHouse spoke with Polynice as the Miami Heat were visiting the Los Angeles Clippers, with both teams wearing shirts emblazoned with "Save Haiti." FanHouse.com
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