On the NBA: Clinic features Kimble and other former pros

Posted: July 20, 2013

Former professional players Bo Kimble, Paul Graham, Patrick McFarland, Kenny Battle, and Rich Rinaldi will take part in a free youth basketball and life skills clinic Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rambler Recreation Center, H and Tioga Streets in Kensington.

The clinic is part of a 14-city tour called Full Court Press: Prep for Success that is aimed at mentoring at-risk youngsters. The National Basketball Retired Players Association, the Police Athletic League, and the National Urban League collaborated on the event.

Kimble teamed with Hank Gathers to bring a Public League championship to Dobbins High in 1985. He spent two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers and one with the New York Knicks.

A member of St. Joseph's Hall of Fame, McFarland played for Denver and San Diego in the ABA.

Battle played in the NBA for Phoenix, Denver, Boston, and Golden State. Graham was with the Atlanta Hawks. Rinaldi played for the Baltimore Bullets and the ABA's New York Nets.

- Tyler R. Tynes

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