Isiah using hoops to fight gang violence

June, 11, 2013
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Isiah Thomas, Derrick RoseCourtesy of Mary's CourtIsiah Thomas (left) and Derrick Rose embrace after the "Peace Game" at St. Sabini Church on the South Side of Chicago.
Most Knicks fans don't have fond memories of Isiah Thomas. New York struggled mightily during his time as general manager and coach.

But Thomas is viewed differently in Chicago. The Hall of Fame point guard has worked extensively with elected officials and community leaders to try to stem the tide of gun violence that's claimed the lives of scores of teens in the city.

Click here for the story of Thomas' anti-gang work in Chicago.

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Ian Begley

ESPN New York Writer

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