Rogers helping hurricane evacuees in Houston

Updated: September 18, 2005, 12:15 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

HOUSTON -- Carlos Rogers hasn't changed one bit. He's still cracking wise on, while leaning his willowy 6-foot-11 frame over, anyone who crosses his path, just as he did for nine seasons with five different NBA teams. Only at the moment he's doing it in the sweltering Astrodome parking lot, trying to convince evacuees, security officials, volunteers and anyone else within earshot to check out the gospel service and concert being held in the monstrous white tent a few feet away.

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