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St. Croix’s Rakeem Christmas Looks Good In A Pacers Uniform

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INDIANAPOLIS — St. Croix-raised pro basketball player Rakeem Christmas was part of the NBA’s rookie orientation over the weekend. That process included photos — lots of photos — as well as videos to assert the playful side of each NBA prospect.

Here’s Christmas, whose embryonic NBA career has already included two trades (Minnesota to Cleveland; Cleveland to Indiana). This is what he looks like in his latest NBA attire.

Christmas participated in the NBA Rookie Dunk contest sponsored by Panini America. (Love the happy feet, post-dunk celebration.)

And Christmas seems to be fitting in just fine with new Pacers’ teammates (and fellow rookies) Myles Turner and Joe Young.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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