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Week of May 16th, 2022

Each week I’ll write about the world of sports:


*I am so appreciative of the many words of encouragement in my journey to beat cancer. With all the love and support, I am now cancer free and was so excited about the recent Dickie V gala as It raised over $11 million to benefit the V Foundation. We honored Chris Evert, Scott Drew, Keyshawn Johnson and John Saunders Courage Award winner Rod Gilmore.

*Last time I saw Pistons superstar BOB LANIER was several years ago, when he spent the weekend at my house as he attended my Gala. We had so much fun together over the years in Motown. He passed away last week and I couldn’t sleep thinking about those memories. RIP BOB! Love you big guy.

*Hey not a bad way to start your Diaper Dandy year as a coach. Jon Scheyer has done a masterful job of recruiting. He has a loaded class of Diaper Dandies that will wear the ⁦Duke uniform .

*The Irish lacrosse team got a raw deal left out of the NCAA Tournament. They were hot; just ask UNC and Duke! You’ve got to believe #1 seed Maryland is happy the Irish are not in the tourney. It’s so sad that young guys play their hearts out and are successful but are denied the chance to chase their goals.

*Jayson Tatum‘s clutch road 46 points was one for the ages. This young superstar will go down as one of the all time greats to ever wear a Celtics uniform when his career is over.

*Our TEAM is starting NOW to make every effort to top $11.1 million dollars we raised at recent Gala. Sold out crowd of 900 heard parents of cancer kids talk about Medicines being outdated. DONATE @v.org/pediatrics.

Quote of the Week

"123-90 was not that close. A whipping as Mark Cuban’s Mavs blew out Phoenix in game seven. Luka Doncic was incredible as the Suns fell short."
-Dick Vitale