Tim James: From Hoops to War

by August 31, 2009
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The Miami Heat’s former first round pick is now stationed in Iraq, fighting for his country: “A former NBA player who often wondered about his true calling, Tim James is now a U.S. Army soldier, a transformation that even many of the people closest to him never saw coming. ‘I got my degree, lived the life I was able, have my freedom and became a professional athlete,’ James said last week from Iraq. “I’m the example of the American dream.”‘