Wiki: Maurice Cheeks
HT: The Cynical Christian
Comment: Maurice Cheeks was with the Philadelphia 76'ers when we lived in South Jersey. On April 25, 2003, during a game between the Trail Blazers and the Dallas Mavericks, Cheeks aided 13-year-old Natalie Gilbert in singing the National anthem. After Gilbert forgot the words at "At the twilight's last gleaming", Cheeks rushed over to help her and they finished it together, as the entire Rose Garden Arena crowd sang with them. Cheeks and Gilbert received a standing ovation after the song was over. Portland would go on to lose to the Mavericks that night.