How Two NBA Stars Found Out They’re Cousins ​​- Vernon Morning Star

Happy Tuesday! It’s time to start your day! Come on, get out of bed, let’s go!

fun fact: Now, retired NBA stars Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady didn’t find out they were cousins ​​until their late teens!

While Carter was playing at the University of North Carolina (UNC), McGrady was in high school and they worked on his game together. One weekend McGrady went to a family reunion and his grandma introduced him to a cousin. She told McGrady that she wanted to introduce him to her grandson named Vincent, who plays basketball at UNC. They found out on the spot that they are cousins.

They both ended up playing together for the Toronto Raptors early in their careers (which, how that ended, still gives Raptors fans nightmares).

On that day

In 1879, Madison Square Garden opened in New York City.

In 1884, “flake grain” was developed by Dr. Patented by John Harvey Kellogg.

In 1961, rock star Chuck Berry opened his own amusement park called Berryland in St. Louis, Missouri.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban hit theaters in 2004.

In 2008, Usian Bolt broke the world record in the 100 meter sprint.

In 2010, Chris Haney, a Canadian journalist who developed the board game Trivial Pursuit, died at the age of 59.

In 2014, “Gangnam Style” was the first video on YouTube to reach two billion views.

national holidays

According to National Today, today is National Macaroon Day, National Save Your Hearing Day, National Smile Day and World No Tobacco Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In Revelstoke


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In case you missed it

Dinosaur fans were transported back to the Jurassic era this weekend in Penticton. Learn more here.

The Okanagan YMCA’s largest fundraiser, Cycle for Strong Kids, returned this weekend. Learn more here.

‘Good Guy Garrod’ led the way on Vernon’s Walk for Alzheimers this weekend. Learn more here.


Nathan McKinnon has his teammates’ bank accounts in mind before he takes on Connor McDavid.

Celebrity Birthdays

If it’s your birthday today, share a birthday with Actor Clint Eastwood (92), Actress Brooke Shields (57), Actor Colin Farrell (46), NFL Hall of Famer Joe Namath (78), Rapper DMC (58), Actor Chris Elliott (62), actress Lea Thompson (61) and pop singer Normani (26).

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

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