Cuttino Mobley announced his retirement in December of 2008, citing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — a disease that causes the heart muscle to thicken, making it more difficult to pump blood — as the reason for ending his 11 year NBA career. But a debilitating heart disease won’t keep Cuttino from living out his lifelong dreams. He is dating (and presumably having sex with), former Sex in the City star Kim Cattrall *shudder*, and is hard at work trying to open the medicinal marijuana dispensary he’s always wanted.
“I want to help people,” [Mobley] said.
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.
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.–Providence Journal
That second paragraph was so sweet, it gave me diabetes. If it did, I guess I would be eligible for medicinal marijuana in Rhode Island. I wonder who those “people close to him” are. It’s not like NBA players smoke weed. Except Zach Randolph, Josh Howard, Joakim Noah, the 2005 version of Stephon Marbury, Mario Chalmers, Allen Iverson, Damon Stoudamire, Rasheed Wallace, Chris Webber, Birdman Andersen, and Michael Beasley, of course.