New Jersey Nets guard Sundiata Gaines has bounced in and out of the NBA since making his debut with the Utah Jazz a year and a half ago, and though he's officially a free agent when and if the NBA ever begins its offseason, the Nets are likely to pick up the Brooklyn native's team option. Better yet, he'll serve as the lone Brooklynite on the team as the Nets attempt to move from New Jersey to Brooklyn in 2012.
With that symmetry in place, the New York Daily News decided to ask Gaines (via SLAM) about an incident from his childhood in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, that he's been hesitant to share until now.
Stefan Bondy has the report:
He's 4 years old, decades from becoming a point guard on the Nets. He's standing in front of a photocopy store, looking in the window while waiting for his brother to return from the supermarket. The family needs groceries, or maybe something else. Gaines can't remember. A man with a suitcase walks up to the store. He's an off duty police officer, an NYPD d...