While Draymond Green played alongside Steph Curry last NBA season, Keith Appling ran with Seth Curry in Erie, Pa.
Same family. Different worlds. Like the NBA and the NBA D-League, where Appling spent last season with the Los Angeles D-Fenders and Erie Bayhawks.
For former Michigan State stars Appling, Adreian Payne, Gary Harris, Branden Dawson and Travis Trice — for Lansing Eastern and Providence alumnus LaDontae Henton and Okemos’ and Oakland’s Travis Bader, too — Green’s world is the goal: a starting role on an NBA championship team, a massive new long-term contract, the sort of money that can make life easier for generations. – Read more at LSJ.com