When Al Harrington realized the Wizards would be in Indianapolis over Thanksgiving, he called his mom to see if she would be willing to cook a turkey day meal for the whole team and accompanying staff, approximately 30 people. As most loving mothers would do, she happily agreed. Here’s Harrington:
“I think my mom’s a pretty good cook. She don’t cook often. It’s not like she’s somebody that’s always in there, but when she go in there, she locks in … It should be good. She got a little help, one of my aunts flew into town and my sister is there and my wife is there, she got there. So she’s got a couple of hands on deck cooking.”
That’s a pretty outstanding gesture by both Harrington and his mother. I imagine his teammates were pretty grateful because no matter where you are in life, few things are more comforting than a home cooked meal. Particularly when said meal includes fried turkey, smoked turkey, honey baked ham, brisket of beef, chicken wings, mac and cheese, candied yams, spaghetti salad and seven different desserts.
Of course, this story wouldn’t be complete without a photo of the festivities:
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