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This post exists mainly so I could use that headline with this photo (from April, when Moon was with the Heat) of Brandon Bass "over the Moon."
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He and teammate Steven Hunter, who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, were at Mt. Zion Academy, a basketball-centric private school he'd been recruited to play for with the promise of grade-fixing and a quick jump to the NBA.
"We had no TV and no phone. We'd practice at the church and go to school at the church and then we'd go back to the dorm, the second floor. There was a dead-bolt lock on the outside and they'd put us up there and lock the door," Moon said. "Steven and I took nails out of the window in the hallway, wiggled out and jumped down. We ran over to McDonald's and I used the pay phone and called home. I said they had to come and get me, it was not what it was supposed to be. It was crazy."