NBA stars are rare commodities on this part of the world. Well, Kenya hosted 3 starts from the League, namely Ron Artest-Sacramento Kings (formerly with the Indiana Pacers),Theo Ratliff Boston Celtics (also former Pacers player), Etan Thomas and Maurice Evans who turn out for the LA Lakers.
They have been in the country through a joint project between the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Feed the Children programme – an international Christian organisation that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to disadvantaged people around the world.
They said it was humbling experience and they came face to face with the realities of poverty in Africa. They also expressed interest in arranging a basketball clinic in Kenya. I only hope this is not lip service and they keep a promise. Kenyan basketballers especially the male ones desperately need some redemption !