Hasheem Thabeet may be one of the bigger busts in recent NBA Draft history, but as this story from fiba.com points out, he's been a great success helping out kids in his native Tanzania
And that's really the most important thing, isn't it? Too many times, we judge athletes by what they do on the floor. And certainly, Thabeet was a bad investment for Memphis. But -- and I know this sounds like a cliche -- the most important thing celebrities and athletes can do is give back to their communities (or, in Thabeet's case, his home country, where he remains an "inspirational figure").
And Thabeet is doing just that. Always was a really good person and an enjoyable kid to cover who was very proud of his roots.
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