Frank Kaminsky has no issue catching rebounds or maintaining his grip on a basketball – so it’s only natural he could handle carrying his neighbor’s child down 49 flights of stairs during a bomb threat earlier this week.
In a strange turn of events, Kaminsky’s night went from his daily post-practice session of playing Fortnite and eating Cheez-Its to evacuating his apartment building in Charlotte, North Carolina due to a bomb threat.
“I had to walk down 49 stories because they shut off the elevators. Instead of grabbing my keys and my wallet, I grabbed a box of Cheez-Its for the long journey down,” Kaminsky, who plays as a center for the Hornets basketball team, recalled to the Charlotte Observer.
By the time he had already made it down three stories, he suddenly encountered a struggling neighbor. Seeing that she was trying to balance her child, her dog, and some valuables, Kaminsky set aside his Cheezits and helped her by carrying her baby down the last 46 flights of stairs.
When asked about the event, Kaminsky chuckled, saying: “I’m just a good Samaritan, not a hero.”
While it wasn’t long before the residents were allowed to go back inside, the NBA center said that he was content to wait for the elevators to be turned back on so he didn’t have to take on the 49-flight journey a second time.
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