Houston has a distinct hatred for Kelvin Cato. No one player unfairly earned a major contract from a local sports franchise than Cato, who had one great preseason game and then walked his way into a $42 million extension. What is Kelvin doing with that money now I’ll never know as he was traded away for Tracy McGrady whom Ben Lampin of The Smoking Section compared to Nas. It’s not a bad comparison but you can banter that one over there.

However, this story revolves around Cuttino Mobley. You remember Cuttino. Average two guard for the Rockets after Hakeem’s skill set started to deteriorate, hung on the coat tails of Steve Francis, yeah – Cat Mobley. His next venture after leaving the league? Medicinal marijuana. That’s right, “giving back” to the community.

“I want to help people,” [Mobley] said.

He knows that innumerable people have helped him along the way, from Max Good at Maine Central, to Jim Harrick at URI, who gave him confidence, assistant coach Bill Coen, who made him start to believe in his talent. It’s also the way he was raised, his version of spirituality, the sense that you help others when you can. So he helps fund an AAU team in Philadelphia. He built a basketball court in Africa. He helps out his old high school. He has a foundation in Philadelphia that helps single mothers and homeless kids.

“You get it after a while,” Mobley said. “You know what you’re supposed to do.”

One of the things he wants to do now is start a wellness center in Warwick, one that will be allowed to dispense medical marijuana. He says he got interested in the field of wellness both through his own medical condition and those of other people close to him, and adds that the health field is one of the fastest growing in the country.

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