Stories tagged with: Kevin Martin

December 16, 2014 - 10:38pm
20 weeks 10 hours ago

An NBA Star and Zanesville native is giving back to the community in a big way.

Kevin Martin of the Minnesota Timberwolves held his annual wrapping party Tuesday evening. 10 area families in need are chosen and gifts are then bought and wrapped for the members of those families by area students and friends and family of Martin. This year, Martin asked Tim McHugh to collaborate with him. McHugh shared his thoughts on the motivation behind the giving.

"Well, part of it I think...

November 21, 2014 - 5:35pm
23 weeks 4 days ago

Zanesville grad and Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin is out indefinitely with a fractured wrist, the team announced today.

Ironically, the 34-year-old turned in one of the best performances of his career after sustaining the injury to the wrist of his shooting hand in Minnesota's 115-99 win over the Knicks on Wednesday.

Martin injured his wrist when he was fouled shooting a 3-pointer in the first quarter of the game. He scored 34 points the rest of the way to...

July 11, 2014 - 4:53pm
42 weeks 4 days ago

The second coming of "The Decision" has been decided. The King is returning to Cleveland. 

In an announcement told exclusively to Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins, James writes, "I'm ready to accept the challenge. I'm coming home."

For Cavs fans, this news came as a mixture of shock and euphoria. The four-time MVP is back. He's really going to wear a Wine and Gold jersey again.

For Cavs fans from Zanesville, this news...

July 8, 2014 - 10:54pm
43 weeks 11 hours ago

 Former Zanesville Blue Devil and current Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin has returned to his old stomping grounds to host his 6th annual basketball camp.

"This camp is just one of my favorite weeks of the year because it shows how much involvement the community puts into myself and me into the community," said Martin. "It's a win-win for everybody. It's an unbelievable relationship that we have."

One hundred forty campers packed...

July 2, 2013 - 8:19pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

Zanesville native Kevin Martin has been through contract negotiations before but for the first time it wasn't to resign with his current team. The former Blue Devil became a free agent Monday and now has a new home according to multiple reports.

Minnesota has agreed to a four year contract with Martin worth between 28 and 30 million dollars. The terms of the deal have not been released officially but Martin would be making close to seven million dollars annually.

Martin will be...

January 16, 2013 - 5:59pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

The national holiday marking the birth date of Martin Luther King JR. recognizes the exceptional life King led and the progress he created during the Civil Rights Movement. For the past 19 years, the MLK Scholarship Fund has respected the day by hosting a breakfast to award a group of local students with scholarship money for college.

MLK Scholarship Fund Chair, Kathy Brantley explained, "the students are chosen based on 5 curriculum criteria, their grade point average, what they...

October 27, 2012 - 11:19pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

A deal that did not come at last years trade deadline has finally been completed for Zanesville's Kevin Martin. Late this evening it was confirmed by league sources that Martin along with Jeremy Lamb and future draft picks were shipped to Oklahoma City in exchange for James Harden, former Buckeye Daequan Cook, Lazar Hayward, and Cole Aldrich.

Martin is entering the last year of his current deal with the Rockets will now go from a fringe NBA playoff contender to an NBA ...

June 28, 2012 - 6:17pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

Make no mistake, Kevin Martin will never forget his roots. The Zanesville native is set to begin his eighth season in the NBA, plenty of time to cut and run from this city if he chose to do so. Instead, Kevin choosing the path of gratitude: thankful for what this city has provided for him when he could not provide for himself. Obviously, that has all changed now, with just one example of Kevin's commitment to Zanesville on display this week.

The fourth annual Kevin Martin youth camp...

November 5, 2010 - 5:15pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

A local superstar is holding a basketball tournament not only for the love of the game.

NBA player and Zanesville-native, Kevin Martin is bringing the inaugural Hoops Kick-Off Basketball Tournament to his home town April 1 to 3. It's something Martin has wanted to do for years, and it's about more than playing the game, it's a way he's giving back.

"Zanesville has done a lot for Kevin, and certainly, he wants everyone in Zanesville to know that. So he's been thinking about...

September 10, 2010 - 4:52pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

Kevin Martin is beloved in Zanesville. Of that, there is no doubt. However, it's the love Martin shows in return to the city where he grew up and played basketball that makes him such a special part of the community. Martin is now one of the most profilic scorers in the NBA averaging 17.4 points per game through six years. This week, the Zanesville native sat down with WHIZ Sports to discuss Blue Devils basketball and his future with the Houston Rockets. {Click the video link to watch}

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