NBA dreams not dead for former Falcon


Air Force Capt. Antoine Hood, right, is keeping his NBA dreams alive. (Photo by Senior Airman Sheila deVera)

Our friends at the Defense Media Activity brought our attention to Capt. Antoine Hood, the Air Force Academy graduate and one-time NBA player, who is still hoping to catch on with a pro team.

Hood is now a reservist assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., where the Miami Heat held practice last month. Hood got to shoot hoops with the most promising team since Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird played three-on-three against a couple of fourth-graders.

Hood signed with the Denver Nuggets after graduating from the Academy and played in three games during the 2006-07 season. He returned to the Air Force after his stint in the NBA to fulfill his military service.

But now that he’s a reservist – serving with the 919th Special Operations Wing – he’s free to sign with any pro franchise.

“I’m ready to reinvent myself and ready to hit the ground running,” he said.


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