Capitol Heights, Maryland - March 29, 2017: Melvin "Russ" McCray is a long-time friend with Charles "Chuckie" Craig. The two went to elementary and high school together and worked at the Seat Pleasant Activity Center, where Chuckie coached a young Kevin Durant.
NBA Superstar Kevin Durant's jersey number "35" is a tribute to his rec. league coach and mentor Charles "Chuckie" Craig, who was gunned down in at a night club in Laurel, Md., in 2005 when he was 35 years old.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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