July 25, 2008

Jamison focuses on hometown

Shreveport native is one of NBA's most giving
By Jason Pugh
Shreveport Times
July 23, 2008

Watch a photo slideshow of Antawn Jamison at the Design Day

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]

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