Slava Medvedenko is fighting in the Russia / Ukraine war

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2022 10:16 am    Post subject: Slava Medvedenko is fighting in the Russia / Ukraine war

Since the Feb. 24 invasion, Medvedenko, who had no previous military training, has served in Ukraine’s territorial defense forces, the reserve unit of the country’s military. While Russian forces sat just 10 miles away in the occupied city of Brovary, he carried a rifle through the streets, on the lookout for looters and saboteurs.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10036652-slava-medvedenko-defending-ukraine-from-russia-wants-to-sell-lakers-rings-to-help

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2022 11:04 am    Post subject:

Good for him, and so many great stories about that country's pride and fight. I'm consistently taken aback.

His ability to realize how horribly this will affect children, and his want to host camps and other activities to help them is so admirable.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2022 12:19 pm    Post subject:

Marking the first time in his life that he’s been active on defense.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2022 2:51 pm    Post subject:

I thought he was going to Pluto..
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2022 3:52 pm    Post subject:

Slava is a Lakers legend - move this to the Lounge!

It's impossible to imagine what he's going through. I'm glad the Lakers have his back:

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Medvedenko is doing everything he can to support the Ukrainian army, which for a former NBA star has included auctioning off virtually all memorabilia from his playing days. He said he has already sold T-shirts, jerseys and sneakers. Next up: His championship rings, a process for which he has sought assistance from the Lakers.

The organization has offered to help however it can, including preparing a shipment of sports gear to send to Ukraine. In an email, Lakers executive Linda Rambis told Medvedenko that if he sold his rings, the team would replace them.

“I’m proud that we’re an organization that our former players know when they need help that somebody will answer their call,” Buss said.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:45 pm    Post subject:

Good! Slava Ukrainia!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2022 7:22 am    Post subject:

first time hear about that
I would better bet on this prediction via website that it won't happen. there are several factors that indicate whether an slavas promotion.
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