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"My Parents Will Be Happy Wherever I Play"

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Sure, it looks cooler out of context, but nonetheless, that was said by 28-year-old Corey Maggette.

In the interest of full disclosure, here is the context, courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel's Tim Povtak:

The Magic probably could get him for the mid-level exception ($5.5 million) if they extend it out for five years. Maggette started his career in Orlando, but he was traded after one year during the salary cap purge of 2000.

His parents moved here from Chicago when the Magic drafted him, and they have remained here. For years, he has flirted with the idea of coming back if the opportunity presented itself. And this summer, it may.

"We'll sit down this summer and see where it goes," Maggette said before the Clippers were pounded by the Magic last week. "We're not going to the playoffs, so we'll have plenty of time to make that decision. My parents will be happy wherever I play."

Not sure why, but it's nice to see a comment like that.

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Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that for all the glorifyingand demonizing we do of these guys while they're performing on the HD screens while we sit on the couch, it's cool to remember that they are all human beings and family members, just like everyone else.

Or perhaps it was cool to see that no matter how old we get, sometimes we can still be kids.  Or someone's kid, at least.

Here's hoping Corey is making mom and pop proud.