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|Portland Trailblazer Meyer Leonard|
The Oregonian's John Canzano' wrote about Meyer Leonard, drafted in the first round by the Trailblazers. It could have been a routine, boring sports story. But Leonard has an amazing, if sad past, which he has clearly overcome.
Leonard's brother Bailey is a Marine, and the siblings are as close as any siblings can be. The brothers' father died when they were young. They suffered through poverty.
Leonard went about his business of launching a basketball career while worried sick about Bailey, whose life was in danger as he fought in Afghanistan. I won't go into it further, just read Canzano's article. Even if you never read the sports page, read that.
They say love conquers all. And I guess the love between two brothers is proof of that.
When you're done reading, watch the video below, put together by John Canzano. In it, Meyer Leonard is a the basketball court, in March, in Champagen, Illinois. It looks like he's practicing. Watch what happens when a certain visitor stops by to congratulate him.