By all indications, Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph is one of the NBA’s good guys. Sure, he has gotten into his fair share of physical altercations on the court and been accused of throwing a cheap shot every now and then, but Randolph was also recognized with the Kia Assist award for his work in the community during the month of November. On Wednesday night, he gave a young fan the shirt off his back.
Randolph walked over to give a young boy who was wearing a Grizzlies headband a high-five when the fan appeared to ask him for his shirt. Without hesitation, Randolph took the shirt off and gave it to the boy.
It may not look like a big deal, but plenty of guys would have walked away. Not only that, but plenty of others wouldn’t have gone over to the fan in the first place. Moments like that are what being a professional athlete should be all about.