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Connecticut native Andre Drummond pays tribute to Sandy Hook victims

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Before each game now, Andre Drummond write 27 “SH”s on his shoes – one for each victim in the Sandy Hook shooting. For Drummond, who was raised in Connecticut, the tragedy hits close to home. And though he’s aware that being an NBA player gives him a platform to pay tribute, that’s not why he’s expressing himself through his shoes.

“Even if I wasn’t here, I would still do something like that, anyway,” Drummond said. “That’s just the type of guy I am. I just love to show love to others.”

Newtown is close to Middletown, where Drummond grew up. He knows people from Newtown. He played high school basketball in Newtown. His connection is so deep, he called Newtown his hometown multiple times.

Like many of us, he’s not sure exactly what to say about the events of Dec. 14, so for now, 54 letters will have to do.

“It’s definitely a hard, hard thing to think about,” Drummond said.

5 Comments

  • Dec 23, 20121:11 pm
    by brandow

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    thats good that he has mad heart not just on the court

  • Dec 23, 20123:20 pm
    by Russell

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    Andre Drummond is a kind soul.  Everything he does and says is honest.  I really think that he is a rare young man that is a true innocent.  He’s so young, but I believe his simple way of being a real emotional human being is the best thing about him…and the reason he will become a difference making dude.  On and off the court.

  • Dec 23, 20125:28 pm
    by bugsygod

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    Dan would you do a trade of B. Knight and our no. 1 pick this year for John Wall?  Of course as long as hes healthy. 

    • Dec 23, 201210:39 pm
      by Vince

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      We’ve already dealt our pick. its just lottery protected. That being said, no. Wall is alright, but hes not what Detroit needs. 
       

  • Dec 23, 20126:37 pm
    by revken

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    Thanks for sharing this story.  I think lots of us are thinking long and hard about what happened, and its great to hear how Drummond is remembering the people from his home area.

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