A shot at peace of mind

Basketball helping New York firefighter Kevin Connolly overcome Sept. 11 nightmare

Originally Published: September 9, 2011
By Justin Verrier | ESPN.com

With a hazy Manhattan skyline looming in the distance, Kevin Connolly stands some 15 miles away on Staten Island's North Shore Waterfront, surrounded by familiar faces.

Over there is Paul Keating, whose brother Neil used to play basketball with Connolly years ago. Tim McSweeney, a dear friend with a personality "as big as life," is there. There's John Bergin, one of his best friends. Paulie Beyer. Mike Fiore. Eddie Day. Artie Barry. And, of course, his older brother John (but those ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?