05/01/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Isiah Thomas Returns To West Side, Urges Gangs To Do Good Work In Community

To reach Chicago gang members, a West Side-based violence prevention group turned to a "bad boy" known for shooting and logging plenty of court time.

Sound crazy? Not when said bad boy is NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, who on Sunday returned to his childhood neighborhood to encourage youth achievement, to suggest adults provide guidance for youth and to appeal to gang members and youth to stop violence.

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