Former NBA Champion Devean George Developing Affordable Housing in North Minneapolis (VIDEO)

We should all aspire to lead by example, not useless talk. I applaud Mr. George for giving back to his community and helping ppl out.

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deveangeorge Former NBA Star Devean George (YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)

Former Los Angeles Laker Devean George is no longer worried about free throws and the hardwood, but is now focusing on giving back to the North Minneapolis community where he grew up.

George, whose career started with the Lakers but ended in 2010 with the Golden State Warriors, has teamed up with a former classmate, architect Jamil Fordto build an affordable-housing building in his hometown.

The 47-unit building will be located on Penn Avenue and Golden Valley Road, and George hopes the building will be a positive change for an area known for crime and violence.  “Housing, I believe, is the foundation to doing whatever you want to do,” George said.

“If you don’t have stable housing, you’re not worried about education, you’re not worried about eating healthy, you’re not worried about anything else,” George said.

George is also making it easy for…

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