A Hall of Fame inductee and father of the patron saint of Duke point guards, Bobby Hurley Sr. remains the head basketball coach of St. Anthony School in Jersey City, N.J., where each year brings another opportunity for a state and national title.
For all that Hurley and St. Anthony have accomplished on the court, the school has also reached dizzying heights in the classroom. Across the past 20 years the school has graduated 100 percent of its students. All of those graduates have even been accepted to college. It's an incredible feat for a small Catholic school in a very troubled setting.
Part of what makes all that possible is the elder Hurley's work on the school's behalf. As a basketball Hall of Famer, Hurley has relationships with some of the sports most greatest luminaries and goof balls. Where Shaq fits in those two categories is anyone's interpretation.
The all-time great center visited St. Anthony on October 30 as part of the school's St. Anthony 2020 fundraising program, a drive to raise donations aimed at keeping the school up and running through 2033 as effectively as it has from 1993 to 2013.
On Monday, video of Shaq's visit to St. Anthony's hit YouTube, and it's as entertaining as one would expect from a video of Shaq towering over a legion of smaller human beings, many of whom are also basketball players.
The kids at St. Anthony obviously idolize Shaq, and the former NBA superstar has a predictably good time clowning around with them as well. Still, the hidden gem of the video may come at the video's 51 second mark, when Shaq is introduced to St. Anthony head of school Ray Corso. Just try not to see the similarities between Corso and NBA commissioner David Stern when Corso is filmed from the side.
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