Cuttino “Cat” Mobley. Remember him? The guy who helped the Houston Rockets stay afloat in their post-championship years. Although he hasn’t made a lot of noise publicly since his retirement in 2008, all that is seemingly about to change as his career aspirations have shifted to becoming a doctor of the Andre Young variety. Returning to the place of his alma mater, Rhode Island, Mobley wants to help people help themselves with heaping baggies of medical marijuana.
As Bill Reynolds tells it, their sitdown had nothing to do with Mobley’s on-court career — “It was about what he wants to do with the rest of his life.”
“I want to help people,” [Mobley] said.
He knows that innumerable people have helped him along the way, from Max Good at Maine Central, to Jim Harrick at URI, who gave him confidence, assistant coach Bill Coen, who made him start to believe in his talent. It’s also the way he was raised, his version of spirituality, the sense that you help others when you can. So he helps fund an AAU team in Philadelphia. He built a basketball court in Africa. He helps out his old high school. He has a foundation in Philadelphia that helps single mothers and homeless kids.
“You get it after a while,” Mobley said. “You know what you’re supposed to do.”
One of the things he wants to do now is start a wellness center in Warwick, one that will be allowed to dispense medical marijuana. He says he got interested in the field of wellness both through his own medical condition and those of other people close to him, and adds that the health field is one of the fastest growing in the country. [Yahoo Sports]
Yeah, whatever dude. Save your humane reasoning for the press releases. We know all the deal. No word yet if Mobley bumps Daz Dillinger, though.