Shreveport native is one of NBA's most giving
By Jason Pugh
July 23, 2008
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Antawn Jamison's basketball resume shows plenty of team and individual success.
Ditto for his community service resume, something that will grow with respect to Shreveport in the next month.
Jamison, a Shreveport native and two-time NBA All-Star, was in Bossier City on Tuesday to announce the building of a KaBOOM playground on St. Charles Street in the Barksdale Annex neighborhood.
"I was in the All-Star Game this past year and we did a lot for the community of New Orleans," Jamison said. "The most important thing for me is giving back to kids. KaBOOM does a lot for the community and kids. I recall as a kid, just having the opportunity to have that one place where I could go and be a kid — just enjoy myself and play. I still have those memories. There's a lot of kids in dire need of that opportunity." [More]