Miami Heat's Daequan Cook stays true to roots, pays homage to b...

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Sometimes you hear a story that's so perfect at shrinking the big business of sports down to human size it needs to be shared.
Comments
1 - 12 of 12 Comments Last updated Jun 25, 2009
Enrique

Miami, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Jun 24, 2009
 
David, I have already heard of this story, but I thank you for putting it out there in detail. We always hear about all the bad things that athletes do, and we forget that most of the guys are like Cook, caring and giving persons.
Michael

Pompano Beach, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Jun 24, 2009
 
Wonderful story Dave...I've always thought that many of the Heat ballplayers are really classy guys and we just don't hear much about any of their charitable efforts other than those of Alonzo and Dwayne (which are pretty impressive)...Daequan is right up there with them, thanks Daequan...
Daequan Cook

Hollywood, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Jun 24, 2009
 
Finally, a true role model for so many to follow; too bad gangsta rappers who are hoodlums with money can't follow Cook's example and give back to needy communities.

Daequan Cook, in my book, is a hero just like Alonzo Mourning.
fran

Fort Lauderdale, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Jun 24, 2009
 
Deaquan Cook we need more pro athletes like you to extend a hand and give back nice article.
antiman

Loxahatchee, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Jun 24, 2009
 
Great story. Those put the bad in place
Not Enough Cooks

Bronx, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Jun 24, 2009
 
Daequan Cook is a class act. Nice work.
Marty

Orlando, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Jun 24, 2009
 
Trying to hold back tears while reading this story at work. Truly a young man (Cook) who took his mother's advice to remember where he came from, no matter where his profession takes him. If this was a story about an athlete getting arrested or raping someone, there would be a few hundred posts already. Give the young man his props. My prayers and heartfelt sympathy to the 12-yr old's family.
DaQuan Sales Mom

Dayton, OH

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Jun 24, 2009
 
I would just like to give my thanks to the Miami Heat and David for taking a intrest in my son and his family. A special thanks goes out to my sons role model Daequan Cook. From the entire Sales family...Thanks and We Love You! I can't say thanks enough for getting this story out there.
carlos

Toms River, NJ

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Jun 24, 2009
 
DaQuan Sales Mom wrote:
I would just like to give my thanks to the Miami Heat and David for taking a intrest in my son and his family. A special thanks goes out to my sons role model Daequan Cook. From the entire Sales family...Thanks and We Love You! I can't say thanks enough for getting this story out there.
girl baseball
perspective

Kissimmee, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Jun 24, 2009
 
Dave, nice story. It's nice to know there are athletes doing things of this nature. To often all we get is the bad news, which is what typically sells. I'd much rather hear the good stories. They give us all a sense of comfort.
Evan Payne

Washington, DC

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Jun 25, 2009
 
Hyde, this should be the top story in the sports section. Good job Cook.
heatfan

Miami, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Jun 25, 2009
 
this is a great story Dave. If this isnt anywhere near the front page, then you should raise hell to the Sentinel.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Daequan Cook Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Film session: Good Jeremy, Bad Jeremy (Dec '12) Dec '12 Ginobili 2
Harden expects to sign long-term deal with Houston (Oct '12) Oct '12 _Jusayin_ 9
NBA: Thunder give Cook qualifying offer (Jun '11) Jun '11 ananymous 1
Riley calls remarks 'sad' after Shaq rips ex-ma... (Mar '08) Jun '11 Kim Mathenge 119
NBA: Buckeyes playing for a contract | BuckeyeXtra (Aug '10) Aug '10 Nick La Nasa 11
Spoelstra on Lamar: "Let's see how it plays out" (Jul '09) Sep '09 Tiffany 15
Season Ticket: Iverson going to the Miami Heat?... (Aug '09) Aug '09 Isiah Wade 1

Search the Daequan Cook Forum:
•••
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••