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Former LA Lakers power forward Slava Medvedenko brings basketball to his war-torn hometown of Kyiv

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Former LA Lakers power forward Slava Medvedenko brings basketball to his war-torn hometown of Kyiv – CBS News

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Slava Medvedenko is a former Los Angeles Lakers star who has returned to her native Ukraine with two championship rings in her pocket. This year, when Russia invaded, he picked up a gun and joined the Territorial Defense Forces. Seeing the effects of the war on Ukrainian youth, he auctioned off the ring and used the proceeds to provide counseling and sports opportunities for his children.

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