SAN FRANCISCO – Nearly five months after a life-threatening stabbing incident, forward Chris Copeland says all is well now.
And realizing how precious life is, he is making the most of it.
Copeland was in the Bay Area this week taking part in a short externship with Facebook. He is developing his own app ideas and has been working with Facebook engineers, a project that was set up by NBA senior director of player development Kate Skidmore.
“Just walking around campus and seeing how Facebook is run, it was seriously an honor to be there,” Copeland told Yahoo Sports on Thursday night in his first interview since the April 8 incident in New York. “Facebook is one of the top businesses, companies, apps in existence. For me to be a part of their culture, even for a little while, and really learn from the people there is priceless for me.”
It was an opportunity Copeland almost didn’t get.
In the early morning of April 8, Copeland, in his third NBA season and playing for the Indiana Pacers,Read More »from Chris Copeland goes from harrowing incident to stint with Facebook