Posted Up with C. Haynes: Spurs guard @DejounteMurray opens up for first time on being active in streets at 11, family street ties, @JCrossover’s role getting him off the block, how “gang member” tag hurt him in draft & how Spurs saw beyond his past.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 24, 2020
Man, listening to Dejounte Murray talks and tell the story of how Jamal Crawford helped turn his life around is some amazing stuff. Being from Seattle and going to the University of Washington I’ve always been a fan of both Crawford and Murray. Never did I know that Murray went through such a rough upbringing. I still remember watching him play at Rainer Beach his senior year of high school and getting giddy about him putting on a Huskies jersey. Kuddos to Murray for getting on the right track and remaining on the right track after what seems like an upbringing that could have gone array. And Crawford will always remain a Seattle legend and kind of the big bro for all things Seattle basketball.