Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced yesterday that the city is working on a "citywide celebration" for the Flint natives.

In case you've been living under a rock, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA Championship this week, and they had help from two Flintstones - Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee.

Kuzma was a student at Swartz Creek Community Schools and then transferred to Bentley, where his average as a junior was averaged 17.9 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 3.4 blocks per game. He sent tapes of himself playing to colleges all over the country and ended up attending the University of Utah in 2013.  He was the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Brooklyn Nets and then went on to play for the Lakers.

McGee attended the International Academy of Flint, where they held a celebration for him back in 2017 when he brought home the NBA title the first time.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, plans to celebrate safely are still underway.

“We are excited to celebrate the success of these Flintstones,” Neeley said in a statement issued by the city yesterday, according to MLive. “When the people of Flint come together, we are reminded that we are victors. We thank Kyle and JaVale for showing the world once again that Flint is a community of champions.”

Always cool to have professional athletes bring their pride back to their hometown, whether it's Flint or anywhere else. We could all use a boost of positivity right now, amirite?

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