Lots of pro athletes have special trainers, coaches or mentors. NBA star Tyson Chandler had something more in Tom Lewis. As Chandler developed into one of the nation's top high school players, Lewis was a guiding force. Then his influence carried even further when Chandler became the second overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft and began his career in Chicago. At the request of Chandler's family, Lewis moved with Tyson from Southern California to Chicago to help the 18-year-old make the transition to pro basketball 2,000 miles from home.
As a holiday gift this year, Chandler decided to surprise Lewis by delivering an autographed Mavericks jersey. Here's the story of their special connection: