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    Danny Granger gives $500K for New Mexico arena


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    Posted: September 17, 2008

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger has donated $500,000 to New Mexico's athletic department, funds that will go toward a planned $60 million renovation of The Pit.

    Pending approval by administrators, the arena's new locker room for men's basketball will be named after the former New Mexico standout.

    "I want to give something back to the school because I'm a Lobo fanatic and this is a great way for me to do that," said Granger, who is starting his fourth season after being taken with the 17th overall selection of the 2005 NBA draft.

    The university is currently raising $17 million for the project's initial phase. Plans to modernize The Pit, which opened in December 1966, call for widened concourses, large video screens and other upgrades.

    Athletics director Paul Krebs said Granger's donation is for $100,000 per year over the next five years. Krebs said it's the athletic department's largest contribution on record by any living individual.

    "Any leadership gift of this magnitude is greatly appreciated and very meaningful," Krebs said. "But coming from a former UNM student athlete, the gift carries additional special significance."
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    I'm gettng so I expect things like this from Danny! Not every player does things like this.
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    Once Danny gets his pay raise, 100K shouldn't be too big a deal. But good for him.
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    Danny has continued to give and give back to UNM. That's why he is so loved here. He didn't forget after he left.

    http://golobos.cstv.com/sports/m-bas...091708aac.html

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    Danny has continued to give and give back to UNM. That's why he is so loved here. He didn't forget after he left.

    http://golobos.cstv.com/sports/m-bas...091708aac.html
    Lobo - Thanks for loaning us Danny. He is truly "the gift".

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    Lobo - Thanks for loaning us Danny. He is truly "the gift".
    You're welcome. Just treat him right or we'll go get him and bring him back!

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    Default Re: Danny Granger gives $500K for New Mexico arena

    Danny Granger...sigh

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    Class move by a class guy.

    Granger is now the foundation of the franchise. The Pacers will continue to build around him and he will be help bring the fans back. He's shown that you can be yourself as he's not going to be found in the strip club or getting shot any time soon. Instead, it's likely that he'll be found at home with his wife playing guitar hero or at the local movie theater catching a movie.

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    Default Re: Danny Granger gives $500K for New Mexico arena

    Very impressive.

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    Danny is just exactly what this franchise needs right now.

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    Danny is just exactly what this franchise needs right now.
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    i blame JO
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    Yes, he is the anti-thug....usually disfavored by those who hate goodness....
    Who hates "goodness"?
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    Who hates "goodness"?
    Satan, Jamaal Tinsley and their proponents on PCDigest.....


    Edit: Hmmm. Maybe just a strange coincidence but you can get "I am Satan" out of "Jamaal Tinsley"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNGold View Post
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    Satan, Jamaal Tinsley and their proponents on PCDigest.....


    Edit: Hmmm. Maybe just a strange coincidence but you can get "I am Satan" out of "Jamaal Tinsley"
    Yeah...coincidence...

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