Must-Read of the Day: Coby White Explains "For My Father"

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Must-Read of the Day: Coby White Explains “For My Father”

Chicago Bulls

I’m not going to sit here and use my own words to tell you Coby White’s story. His story is not mine to tell. Instead, I will tell you the Bulls drafted, not only one heck of a point guard last night, but one heck of a young man.

If you have not read The Player’s Tribune article by White, you are missing out on a beautifully tragic story. The well-crafted article, to me, defines the conflicting road of coping with loss in our everyday life. Sadly, something many of us can relate to.

White carried a heavy heart into last night’s NBA Draft, and after reading of the road he took to the Barclays Center, you’ll understand why.

I want to share the line below as a small clip to encourage you to go read through the piece in its entirety.

And he’d kiss me on the cheek, too. Not just like on my birthday or New Years or whatever … I’m talking everywhere. In public. Around people. He didn’t care. He had no problem letting everyone know that he loved his son.

You just don’t see a lot of fathers these days kiss their sons on the cheek.

But looking back on it now, you know what: That’s actually a pretty dope thing for a dad to do.

Welcome to Chicago, Coby.

You can read the full article below.

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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is a writer for Bleacher Nation and a human being. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.