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Dwight Howard Organizing Blood Drive for Craig Sager

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by RasaqBoi, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. RasaqBoi

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/1...-helps-organize-blood-drive-honor-craig-sager

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard is organizing a blood drive with his charitable D12 Foundation in honor of TNT reporter Craig Sager, who is battling acute myeloid leukemia.

    The drive will take place Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT at the Toyota Center in Houston, prior to the Rockets' regular-season finale against the Sacramento Kings.

    Hosting the blood drive in conjunction with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor program. Everyone who donates or attempts to donate will receive a commemorative T-shirt featuring an illustration of Howard and Sager with the hashtag #SagerStrong.

    "I know a lot of people deal with a lot of different types of cancers and leukemia," Howard said. "Craig is a close friend of mine, my family. He's part of the NBA family. You hate to see anybody who is a part of you go through anything. I just want to do whatever I can to help."

    In April 2014, Sager was diagnosed with leukemia, which went into remission after treatment. Sager returned to TNT last March, but the cancer has since returned. Sager is undergoing cancer treatments in Houston.

    "I've lost family members, [and] one of my closest friends is battling breast cancer right now," Howard said. "Just a lot of different things going on that I just try to find ways to help."
     
  2. Haymitch

    Haymitch Contributing Member

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    Dwight is a good guy.
     
  3. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

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    Dwight is a wonderful human being. Prayers and love for Craig Sager.
     
  4. tycoonchip

    tycoonchip Tilman has Aids!
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    Yes. I really do hate to see the guy go. I hope we find a way to keep him but not at the cost of winning.
     
  5. SLRokJok

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    Nice of him
     
  6. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    Mad props to Dwight
     
  7. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Dwight has done so much for the Houston community and a lot outside it too.

    A true giver to the community.
     
  8. underrated015

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    Dwight is probably the nicest guy you can find off the court. He's too nice sometimes but this was a great gesture for craig.
     
  9. teknokid

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    Grateful that we had opportunity to have him as a Rocke
     
  10. Fyreball

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    It'll be interesting to see how Barkley and Shaq put a negative spin on this......
     
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    trying hard to be relevant.
     
  12. BigggReddd

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    We need somebody bigger to promote this... Maybe have Magic Johnson donate blood?
     
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    He needs to focus on Basketball, his team is trying to secure a playoff spot and he is not focused on basketball.-Shaq and Charles
     
  14. clos4life

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    Shaq won't anymore. Dwight signed with his agent. He will sing his praises from now on, but in this occasion he deserves the praises.
     
  15. PhiSlammaJamma

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    Rockets play weakened, Fans quiet and skeepy, Dwight gets blamed. lol.
     
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  16. ThatBoyNick

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    Wtf is wrong with you guys making jokes/comments like this?



    Hope this blood drive helps benefit many people with their figjt against cancer, wishing the best for Saiger and everybody else fighting terminal illnesses. Great thing for Howard to do, much respect to him.
     
  17. DasouthDakota

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    Not funny. If I saw you in person, I'd slap the **** out of you
     
  18. OTMax

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    That is great. Sometimes we forget how much of a nice guy he is.
     
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    Shaq put dwight on game to do this
     
  20. BigggReddd

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    Slap me like Magic slapped dat ass
     

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