The Dallas Examiner
One the basketball court, NBA players give their all to please fans and bring home a win for their team. But off the court, these talented ballers are family men and philanthropists aiming to give back to their community and take care of home.
Recently, 15-year NBA veteran Kenyon Martin was honored by Dallas City Councilman Casey Thomas II during the BIG3 Basketball Tournament at the American Airline Center.
“Whereas Dallas is a ‘can-do’ city, Dallasite NBA legend Kenyon Martin has undoubtedly contributed to its essence,” Thomas said as he presented the NBA vet with a certificate of appreciation. “Today, Sunday, July 30, the city of Dallas recognizes Kenyon Martin.”
The Oak Cliff native, also referred to by Thomas as Dallas’ “hometown boy,” celebrated his honorary achievement alongside his mother, Lydia, and sister, Tamara, during the halftime show.
“On behalf of myself, the BIG3, my mother and my sister, we just want to thank all you guys for coming out and supporting us,” Martin said as he addressed the massive crowd. “We would never be able to do this without you guys. So, let’s keeping it going.”
Martin is currently the captain for team Trilogy with players Al Harrington, Rashad McCants, James White, Dion Glover and Jannero Pargo and coached by former Detroit Piston Rick Mahorn.
After the ceremony, Trilogy won 51-36 against the Ghost Ballers, maintaining their undefeated record: 6-0 in the 3-on-3 basketball league.