A former member of the Nigerian national basketball team was shot and killed last week while breaking into a Plano residence, police said Wednesday.
Chinedu Onyeuku, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene on the 1500 block of Rio Grande Street. His shooter said he saw Onyeuku and another unidentified man break his glass patio door and try to enter his home. The other burglar ran away after Onyeuku was shot, police said.
If you are a professor or a doctor, 29 is very young. If you are an athlete, you are already old. With the former, your career is just starting; the latter, it is in the twilight. Onyeuku's parents should have made these facts clear to him. Success in balling basically requires a miracle. And even if it is achieved, it's short-lived.