Jan 5, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT
If you haven’t seen the video of the homeless Columbus, Ohio, man with the golden radio voice, where have you been?
This video tells the story of Ted Williams, a Brooklyn native with this fantastic voice who fell down the hole of alcohol and drug abuse. It has been sweeping the Internet the past few days.
He wanted a chance — and the Cleveland Cavaliers are giving it to him.
The team will give Williams a full-time job doing voice overs and PA announcing for the Cavs (and other events at the Quicken Loans Arena), as reported by the Cleveland Leader. CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the formal offer has not yet been made.
And they are giving him a house.
It’s a great story. The Cavaliers will get some good publicity out of it, but what really matters is someone is getting a second chance. And we could all use one of those.
- Anthony Davis “definitely” plans on shooting more threes this season 4
- Jim Buss defends Byron Scott as Lakers coach, “He has the Laker blood in him” 22
- Jim Buss open to the idea of Kobe Bryant playing beyond this season 30
- Derrick Rose on sexual assault suit: “I am confident I will be proven innocent” 4
- Report: Kyrie Irving likely not back opening night, could be out until January 14
- Legendary Sixer, backboard-shattering dunker Darryl Dawkins dies at 58 14
- After Rio Olympics next summer, who takes over at Team USA coach? 8
- Kobe, Shaq discuss regrets over feud that ended their Lakers era 49