Chicago Bulls center Cristiano Felicio prefers to focus on the positive when he returns to Sacramento. California’s state capital was a steppingstone in the Brazilian’s amazing journey from undrafted free agent to summer league long shot to finally making it to the NBA. Lifelong friends were made here. But the 25-year-old Felicio tries to block out the nightmare of when he briefly played in an area prep school program for a man who went to prison for abusing the players. “My story can motivate people not to give up your dreams, to keep fighting, to keep working to get where you want it to go,” Felicio said.
May 20, 2018 | 3:05 pm EDT Update
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