“Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!” – Jimmy V.
Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan is having his best statistical season thus far on the hardwood. “DJ”, as he is called by his peers and fans, is averaging a career high 9.8 points per game along with 12.8 rebounds per game which is tied for second in the NBA. Jordan is a tower of a man tipping the charts at 6 foot 11 inches along with being 265 pounds. But this story isn’t about his NBA salary or play, but how his heart and leadership of the court to help others in dire need is priceless.
DeAndre Jordan is said to be a likable guy in the locker-room and on the streets, now we know is heart is made of gold. Jordan along with NBA stars LeBron James, Amare Stoudamire, John Wall, Dwayne Wade, Ex-Clipper Grant Hill, Kyrie Irving, Caron Butler, and Carmelo Anthony come together in a commercial for the “The V Foundation for Cancer Research”
Jordan was only five years of age when Jim Valvano passed away.
I am so proud of DeAndre Jordan for putting himself out there to help others. I feel blessed to have met him in his rookie season in Las Vegas when he was young goofy kid. All Clipper fans should thank Jordan not for almost conquering a triple-double or his deleterious free-throw shooting, but for his generosity to help with the The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Every single reader on FullyClips knows someone that has cancer or knows someone that knows someone that has died from the awful disease and recognize what severe damage it causes. It’s time for a cure.
Please Click to Watch: DeAndre Jordan in Jimmy V Commercial - I apologize for the poor quality video.
Here is Jimmy Valvano’s 1993 ESPY’s speech. It truly is moving, and brings me to tears every time.