| Kinston/Jones Free Press (kfp)
Lower than 4 minutes of a virtually 25-minute YouTube video has left one Kinston father outraged over statements about his son.
Donald Ingram, father of NBA All-Star Brandon Ingram, not too long ago watched a video that includes “the worst neighborhood in North Carolina” with the video’s producer, Nick Johnson, calling out Ingram’s son for not donating “millions of dollars” to Kinston, the town the New Orleans Pelicans small ahead grew up in.
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Ingram commented on Johnson’s video which was posted on February 21st. That is Johnson’s third video that includes East Kinston, and Johnson solely speaks in regards to the space for three minutes and 38 seconds, whereas the remainder of the video reveals footage of deserted homes and trash-filled ditches.
“I’m the father of an NBA player from Kinston and here is my status on this video: first of all, as an outsider coming in, interview people and get your research right before you cast judgment,” Ingram mentioned in his touch upon YouTube. “No one matches what we do and the Ingram’s never complain. One man cannot do it alone so please get your facts right before you report!!!”
Ingram listed a number of donations that his son has made in his hometown for Johnson to learn. Ingram talked about the $90,000 his son donated to the “investing” of Martin C. Freeman Middle, $25,000 to Hurricane Matthew victims, the $20,000 Mary’s Kitchen acquired, and the $20,000 for a mentoring program at Leaping Run Church.
Ingram ended his checklist by informing Johnson of his son’s $65,000 to the Kinston Excessive College athletic program, the 1,000 backpacks and instructor provides to Lenoir County Public Faculties, and the $85,000 value of Adidas sneakers given to entrance line employees at UNC Lenoir Well being Care final 12 months through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Johnson replied to Ingram’s remark.
“Donald, good, I’m glad Brandon has given back,” Johnson said to Ingram. “Did you say he ‘invested’ in a gym? Does that count as ‘donating?’ In any case, he should see this and encourage his NBA pals to chip in extra cause his home town is now the feature of a sad expose about what’s wrong with eastern NC towns these days. What are you doing sir to help? Do you live there? I’m sure you have cash to help too?”
The Free Press will replace this story quickly with interviews with Ingram and Johnson relating to Brandon Ingram’s donations and the YouTube movies.