Dad, son invited to talk to Temple basketball players about education

Dad, son invited to talk to Temple basketball players about education
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WORK, WITHOUT PAY.>>>THE FAT ARE OF A SOUTH JERSEY BASKETBALL LOVING TEEN SAYS HE HAS TRIED BUT CANNOT SEEM TO GET THROUGH TO HIS SON SO HE REACHED OUT TO THE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY MENS BASKETBALL TEAM IN HOPE TO INSPIRE HIS YOUNG PLAYER TO TAKE HIS EDUCATION SERIOUSLY AND THE WAY THE OWLS ARE STEPPING UP TO HELP IS A STORY THAT MAKES US PHILLY PROUD. “ACTION NEWS” REPORTER BOB BROOKS JOINS US NOW LIVE OUTSIDE LIACOURAS CENTER AND BEEN, WHAT A HEART WARMING STORY.>>REPORTER: NYDIA, IT IS HEART WARMING BUT I’LL TELL WHAT YOU THIS YOUNG MAN CERTAINLY NEEDS TO CHANGE HIS ATTITUDE, HIS FATHER IS DESPERATE TO HAVE THAT HAPPENED. HE REACHED OUT TO TEMPLE BECAUSE HIS SON LOVES BASKETBALL. HE SAID HIS SON WOULD ONLY LISTEN TO PEOPLE IN THE BASKETBALL WORLD. HE IS HOPEFUL TO COME HERE TODAY, GET GUIDANCE HE NEEDS FROM TEMPLE, FROM “ACTION NEWS”, ANYONE AS HE TRIES TO IMPROVE HIS OVERALL LIFE. MEET 13 YEAR-OLD DAVID RIVERIA , JUNIOR OF MILLVILLE. HE LOVES BASKETBALL. HE THINKS HE WILL PLAY IN THE NBA. SO MUCH SO HE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT SCHOOL AT ALL. HIS GRADES ARE ALL D’S AND F’S HE EVEN WROTE A LETTER TO HIS DAD ABOUT HOW MUCH HE DOESN’T CARE.>>MY BEHAVIOR AS A STUDENT IS NOT GOOD AT ALL, MY BEHAVIOR IS NOT GOOD BECAUSE I DON’T LIKE SCHOOL. I FEEL IT IS A WASTE OF TIME. MY CAREER I HAVE CHOSEN INVOLVES NO MATH, IT DOES NOT MATTER. I CAN BE IF I JUST DON’T KNOW WHY I’M NOT.>>REPORTER: LAST DITCH EFFORT TO SAVE HIS SON HIS FATHER, REACHED OUT TO THE TEMPLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT WITH THE HOPES OF SHOWING HIM WHAT HARD WORK, GOOD GRADES CAN ACHIEVE.>>HIS LAST WORDS WERE I WOULDN’T BELIEVE IT UNTIL I HEARD IT FROM A COACH. SO HERE WE ARE.>>REPORTER: HE DOESN’T BELIEVE YOU.>>NO, HE DOES NOT.>>REPORTER: TEMPLE GAVE HIM FREE TICKETS TO TODAY’S GAME, BEFORE TIP OFF WE WENT COURT SIDE TO WATCH PLAYERS WARM UP, AND OF COURSE, WE ARE OURSELVES TRIED TO TALK SOME ACCEPTS INTO THE YOUNG MAN. WHY DON’T YOU THINK GRADES ARE IMPORTANT.>>CAUSE.>>REPORTER: CAUSE WHY?>>I DON’T NEED THEM.>>HE NEEDS HELP COMING FROM ANYBODY BESIDES HIS FATHER, IT IS HELPFUL BECAUSE I’M HITTING MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL AND IT IS NOT WORKING.>>REPORTER: I CAN TELL YOU WHAT, THE RIVERIA’S WORKED HARD TO IMPROVE HIS SONES LIFE AND HIS MENTAL OUTLOOK. TRUST ME PEOPLE HERE AT TEMPLE , I HAVE, MY PHOTOGRAPH ER HAVE, TRYING TO MAKE HIM REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT HIS LIFE, HIS GRADES ARE. HIS DAD TOLD ME HE RECENTLY HAD HIS CREDIT CARD STOLEN BY HIS SON, THINGS LIKE ELECTRONIC WHERE IS BOUGHT ON HIS CREDIT CARD. SO, SOME SHAPING UP NEEDS TO BE DONE AND WE ARE WORKING ON THAT, RIGHT NOW UP HERE AT LIACOURAS CENTER. REPORTING LIVE, BOB BROOKS, CHANNEL SIX “ACTION NEWS

2 thoughts on “Dad, son invited to talk to Temple basketball players about education

  1. I hope he listens to you Dad. Because he has no idea what life has ahead of him. And I will keep you in prayers for you and your son. Please keep doing the great work that you're doing. Because we have too many children lost out here in the streets dying. Good job and thank you Temple the stepping up and helping his young man. There's nothing like Love and Basketball💕🏀

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