Q: You’re very well known as a player who is involved with the community. Talk about how you give back with your foundation, the “Heart to Heart Foundation”?
A: This is something that I am very proud of. I have always loved giving back to the community, and my foundation really took off with help from the Golden State Warriors’ community and great staff. I must thank them for all they have done.
As you know, in 2005, I overcame an enlarged aortic root, and underwent open heart surgery. That definitely gave me the strength to start raising awareness for heart related issues. In Golden State, I donated multiple defibrillators to local high schools. My friend’s brother actually passed out and almost lost his life due to lack of a defibrillator. Hopefully the community here in New York can embrace the fact that I’m trying to give back. I hope they see how passionate about this I am.Ronny and I have exchanged dialogue via Twitter. He's entertaining and loves interacting with fans. Chat with him here.