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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sura owes me $5

While driving in the Stow area the other day, I drove past Silver Lake Country Club. It reminded me of a Cavs' golf outing that was held there about 10 years ago.

I had covered Bob Sura since he was drafted out of Florida State by the Cavs. His first year, the Cavs traded for "Thunder" Dan Majerle, and the two players became inseparable.

I got to know Sura quite well. He was a fun guy to be around.

He was playing in the golf outing at Silver Lake. When I approached him to ask him a few questions, he pulled me aside. "You got $5?" he asked.

I pulled out the 5-spot and gave it to him. He turned and gave it to the parking attendant, who had brought his car.

I immediately said, "Don't you make like $1.2 million?"

He didn't have a cent on him.

"I'll pay you back," he said.

I never saw that 5 bucks, and never will.

I haven't seen Sura in years. His NBA career is long over. I did see him at a Cavs-Heat game in Miami a few years ago. I didn't ask for the money, but he did come over and shake my hand.


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