NBA rookie does a Pat Tillman and joins the Army

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  1. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

    New York
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    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

  3. mitchr

    mitchr G&G Evangelist

    Good for him!
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  4. shanebrews

    shanebrews G&G Evangelist

    The cool guy at morning PT.
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  5. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    Cyrano: Sir; good on him :)

    It was an opportunity Plumlee knew was coming, having declared his intentions to join the U.S. Military before the NBA draft. He then juggled his duties with the New York National Guard while playing with the Knicks, driving up to its facility in Troy, N.Y., for drills whenever the schedule allowed. Carmelo Anthony called him “Captain America.”

    Although Plumlee might’ve never elevated to anything more than a fringe NBA player, he still had opportunities to continue his pro career. Back in October of 2018, he was traded to the Nets’ G-League affiliate in Long Island. But Plumlee never played for the Nets, and doesn’t plan to ever play professional basketball again.
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  6. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

    Absolutely nothing wrong with going enlisted, but at least he used his valuable education and went officer ranks.

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  7. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Evangelist

    Good for him.
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  8. PaleHawkDown

    PaleHawkDown G&G Evangelist

    God bless him. We need more like him.
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