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NY Knicks Player Has Heart Of Gold

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Posting this here and not in sports because it goes way beyond sports.

 

CBS News

 

The New York Knicks' 7-foot center Mitchell Robinson is known for blocking shots and grabbing rebounds, but his high school coach – and now roommate – revealed how big his heart is during an in-game interview on Thursday.

 

During the Knicks broadcast, Butch Stockton shared how Robinson visited his wife, Dawn, every day when she was in the hospital and later invited his old coach to move in with him after her death in September. Robinson proposed the idea to him after her funeral, according to Stockton, who coached the Knicks big man at Chalmette High School in Louisiana. 

 

"He said 'Coach, no reason to stay down here in Louisiana. You come to New York with me and enjoy yourself and get your mind back straight because you know how much you loved your wife,'" Stockton said. "It's just been a great situation."

 

Dawn Stockton died at the age of 70 after a battle with metastatic cancer and was married to Butch for 31 years, according to an online obituary.

 

Robinson, who grabbed nine rebounds and scored six points during the Knicks' win over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night, told reporters after the game that his coach is a "great guy" that helped him "go to where I'm at."

 

"It works out for the best," Robinson said. "I help him out, he helped me." Robinson said his coach will be living with him for the rest of the year. 

 

 

 

 

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Re: NY Knicks Player Has Heart Of Gold

Clip from the interview with Coach Stockton

 

https://x.com/danfavale/status/1730399200335077747?s=20

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Re: NY Knicks Player Has Heart Of Gold

@Greeneyedlady21 Oh gosh!  That is wonderful.  It makes my heart explode when I read about people being kind!  I did enjoy the story until you go to the Pistons!  Lol

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Re: NY Knicks Player Has Heart Of Gold

Very nice story..
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Re: NY Knicks Player Has Heart Of Gold

Beautiful Story!