Interesting, who knew.
Faried's upbringing became national news in February 2011, when — as a senior in college about to break Tim Duncan's career NCAA Division I rebounding record and lead Morehead State into the NCAA Tournament — he became the subject of stories like this profile by ESPN's Dana O'Neil:
Before [Faried] was born, his grandmother died from complications of lupus and since he was in the fourth grade, his mother, Waudda (pronounced Wa-dee-uh), has battled the crippling disease that attacks the body without discretion.
And then 10 years ago, his mother introduced Faried to Manasin Copeland, the woman that would become her wife.
"I think people have an aura about them and the first time I met her, I thought, 'I like this lady," Faried said. "And when they got married, that showed me what commitment is all about, that there are people out there that can commit, even though for them it really has been the worst of times. I look at them, what they've been through and I think, 'Wow. That's amazing.' They're amazing to me." [...]
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