DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors/USC takes some time to speak with East L.A. Sports Scene and Rico Cabrera, Sr. during a busy and productive Day 1 at the USA Basketball Olympic Training Camp, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Watch and listen in as DeMar shares his thoughts on being named to the 2016 Men’s Olympic basketball team and the team’s preparation for the Rio De Janeiro Olympic games. To follow DeMar and the Olympic Team on USA Basketball, click here.
Note From The Editor: In our interview, although DeMar was not asked specifically about the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), USA Basketball’s newest military outreach program in our interivew, he was still very much involved with all of the Men’s Team in the hosting and the participation in the many scheduled activities with TAPS (click for more info) and the Families of the Fallen. Here is a brief photo gallery of some of those special activities and unforgettable moments. Photo Credits: Courtesy of TAPS.
TAPS Background: On November 24, 2015, President Barak Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to TAPS President & Founder, Bonnie Carroll, for her longstanding efforts to provide support to the Families of Fallen service members. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors” according to a White House press release. To learn more about TAPS please click here. Credits: Military Times; White House Press Office.
Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com