In Monday's sports section check out piece on power forward Brandon Bass, who's looking to build on his breakthrough season last year. The story examines how Bass will be used in coach Rick Carlisle's up-tempo offense, but also Bass' stellar charity work this past summer through is foundation. You might recall that Bass curiously included Cowboys cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones in several of his events.
Bass and Jones grew up in similarly difficult environments with the difference being that Bass consistently made better decisions.
It's an interesting relationship and one that's paying off for kids in the area who face many of the same challenges that Bass and Jones did.
-- Jeff Caplan