Fred VanVleet played the Golden State Warriors Sunday night, but he still wanted to make sure some Rockford families could cook up a golden turkey. He was not in the “Forest City” Sunday, but the CEO of FVV Shop, 328 E State St, said 500 turkeys were given away at their store. The turkeys also came with macaroni, corn and green beans.
A basketball star from Jersey City stepped up this weekend to help those in need in his hometown for Thanksgiving. Through his foundation, the Sacramento Kings’ Louis King, partnered with Stop & Shop and Hunger Free New Jersey to host a Thanksgiving food and coat giveaway. About 200 families each now have a turkey, all the fixings, and even new coats.
Before departing his press conference following the 76ers’ Thursday win against the Nuggets, coach Doc Rivers expressed pride in the impact athletes’ voices made on Julius Jones being granted clemency by Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt. On the day Jones was scheduled to be executed, Stitt instead changed Jones’ death sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole. “Years ago, one of the Fox News people said, ‘Shut up and dribble’ or whatever,” said Rivers, referring to Laura Ingraham’s comments about LeBron James speaking about politics. “You could make the case Blake Griffin, Trae Young, Steph Curry, Baker Mayfield just saved someone’s life. “I’m just really proud of our players — NFL too — for speaking up [when something is] wrong, and it’s so powerful when you see that. … He’s still in jail and there’s still a fight there, but he’s alive.”
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