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Grant Hill to help Jalen Rose with charter school

Posted on: May 15, 2011 12:30 pm
Edited on: May 15, 2011 12:41 pm
Grant Hill agrees to help support Rose charter school in Detroit after mini-feud.

Posted by Matt Moore

You can say a lot of things about Grant Hill and Jalen Rose. You can't say they hold grudges. From
Former Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose says Grant Hill has agreed to help support the new charter school in Detroit bearing Rose's name.

The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy is expected to open in September. Rose says Hill has promised to lend his support and that things are fine between them after Hill criticized Rose in March for comments he made in an ESPN documentary about Michigan's famous Fab Five.
via Rose says Hill to help support new charter school |

Rose and Hill had somewhat of a spat following Rose's comments in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on the Fab Five, in which he spoke about attitudes towards Blacks/African Americans who went to Duke. Hill wrote a lengthy rebuttal, and Rose claimed his comments were taken out of context. Regardless, this is a quality move by two quality individuals who have done a lot for communities across the country. Hill's charity work is well-known, and for him to continue to give back to Detroit after the sour end to his time there again reflects his quality of person. Rose on the other hand isn't going into a hole or using this feud to further his notoriety, which some have done in the past. Instead he reached out, resolved a needless squabble (even if the greater issues in question are well worth the discussion) and managed to make lemonade out of lemons. 

Talk about a happy ending.
Category: NBA

Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2011 6:38 pm

Grant Hill to help Jalen Rose with charter school

This story was a much needed breath of fresh air, considering all the turmoil prevelant in the world these days. Its refreshing to see two sane professionals in the sports world determined and committed to not let the symptoms become the lead story. Quality public education is lacking in most major cities, increasing crime rates and unemployment while hindering economic development in the process. If this qualifies as a socioeconomic symptom, the Jalen Rose charter school would definitely have to be considered a cure for this societal ill. Kudos to J-Rose and G-Hill for ironing out their mutual misunderstanding and finding a way to better serve the community in a very selfless way.

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