Dating rules for middle schoolers
Merriweather had tagged along with the rising star at school, at outdoor courts, at the neighborhood gym."When we were growing up, we would see people get shot in the park -- just a whole lot of crazy, chaotic things," Merriweather says.Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) -- With just over three minutes left in the state championship, Coach Penny Hardaway called a timeout. Down by 15 points, his middle schoolers were quitting.
"I wanted to show them that your heart is bigger than what you think it is." But it seemed he wouldn't live to see the season.
A man who grew up without one, who'd come to serve as a surrogate dad to a dozen boys, watched in awe.