With these occurrences in the news seemingly daily, it is comforting to see a former NBA star doing something positive with his life. "Tiny" Nate Archibald is set to receive his PHD in education, providing a rare example of a former NBA star who used his time away from the court to do something greater with his life.
Archibald, who is part of the NBA's exclusive "50 Greatest Players" list, took advantage of his fame and fortune to get a degree and help educate youth on the importance of school. Rather than attempt to make money off of commercials and lame endorsements, Archibald did something to both better himself and his community. I can only hope that his example rubs off on today's NBA players. It would be refreshing to see basketball stars in the news for something other than a trip to the big house.