This past Friday, our teacher was absent and we had a sub. Our teacher wanted us to have a fun last day of a 3 day weekend so we watched a movie about basketball pros and how they rose to become champions. Basketball Coach Paul Westhead was the main focus of the movie and the teams he coached. His teams would almost always come out on top. He won many titles in NBA and WNBA and he was one of the greatest coaches for basketball of his time. Most of the players on the teams that he played with came from poor black areas which didn’t have much money or sense of security. They played basketball with hopes to get money to move they and their family out of the “Hood”. Marine Veteran Alex Minsky was deployed in Afghanistan in 2009. Only 2 weeks into his occupation when a truck he was in went over and IOD (Improvised Explosive Device). He was severely wounded and doctors had to remove his right leg, and he also suffered from a coma for a few months. Surprisingly after his accident in Afghanistan, he was offered a job to be an Underwear Model which he took.
More information about this Marine can be found at the following link: http://homepost.kpbs.org/news/2013/jun/19/marine-veteran-amputee-underwear-alex-minsky/
Coach Paul WestHead
Marine Veteran Alex Minsky