Michael Kidd-Gilchrist playing for a lot more than the name on his jersey

Mike Gilchrist
Mike Gilchrist

For as long as Michael Gilchrist has played basketball, he’s looked to the stands to play for the people he loves the most.  He’s played for his mother, Cindy Richardson. He’s balled for his cousin DeAnte, now 11 years old. He’s laid it on the line for the two father figures in his life, his stepfather, Vincent Richardson, and his uncle Darrin Kidd. And even though his late father, Michael Gilchrist Sr., never saw his son grow up and pick up a basketball, every once in a while Michael looks to the stands and sees him too.

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