"Those guys saved my life," Hughes said. "They paid the whole medical bill. It was like $70,000 or more. It wasn't cheap.
"It showed you what classy people they are. They didn't want me talking about it; they didn't want the recognition because they simply felt it was the right thing to do."
Hughes said he will be forever grateful to Brand, Jaric, Kaman and Maggette. In fact, Hughes said every time he runs into any of them, he thanks them from the bottom of his heart.
Maggette said that was indeed the case, laughing how he has repeatedly told Hughes over the years it wasn't necessary.
"Kim thanks me every time he sees me; he does that every single time," Maggette said smiling. "I've said to him, 'Kim, come on. You don't have to do that. You're good.'
God Bless those players.
after the Clippers organization (read: Donald Sterling, noted worst person in the world) declined to cover the costs.
Im Sure "Donald Sterling" has his reason, but damn... what a cold-hearted son of a *****.
Re: Players chip in to save coach’s life after Clippers decline medical coverage
I read about this. It was cool for Maggette, Brand, Jaric, and Kaman to pay for their former coaches medical expenses. Donald Sterling. I am sure that there is a logical reason as to why he could not help. But to the players, that was awesome.