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Calling All Athletes: Be A Little More Like Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin is an NBA All-Star guard for the Houston Rockets. He makes millions of dollars and has been putting all of his focus this summer into preparing for next season. Kasey King was a six-year-old student that was recently killed in a bus crash. Each is from Zanesville, Ohio. That is all they have in common. They've never met or interacted once before.

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Regardless, Martin has offered to pay for King's funeral.

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Kevin Martin, who plays for the Houston Rockets, and calls Zanesville home, has offered to pay for King's funeral, 10TV's Cara Connelly reported

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Martin said he will also lend his support to help pass an Ohio bill that would require all school buses to have seat belts by 2014.

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Martin had no reason to step forward, and yet here he is, trying to make a difference for a small town that is hundred of miles away from him. You'll see a story like this every once in a while, and it never, ever gets old.

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