Team's gesture supports grieving opponent

Two missed free throws, ordinarily the cause of a coach’s headache, became the symbol of sportsmanship in a Milwaukee boys’ basketball game earlier this month.

Milwaukee Madison senior Johntell Franklin, who lost his mother, Carlitha, to cancer on Saturday, Feb. 7, decided he wanted to play in that night’s game against DeKalb (Ill.) High School after previously indicating he would sit out.

He arrived at the gym in the second quarter, but Franklin’s name was not in the scorebook because his coach, Aaron Womack Jr., didn’t expect him to be there.

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You really need to read it all. :thumbsup:

Nice story…sportsmanship and compassion are alive.

John

It makes me smile to see that there’s still people out there who get what its all about.

Really great story! Maybe there’s hope for American moral values after! Thanks for posting it.

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