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Cedric Maxwell and Maceo Parker on being Kinston’s favorite sons in their fields

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Kinston, North Carolina, is well known for its hoops scene that has produced a number of NBA talents over the decades. But the man who put the city on the map in that regard was Boston Celtics champion forward Cedric Maxwell, who rose to national attention after leaving the city to play collegiately at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

It is not just ballers coming out of that sleepy North Carolina city, however — jazz and pop musician Maceo Parker also hails from the town, and a chance encounter set the stage for Maxwell and Parker to link up and talk all things music, basketball and Kinston on a recent episode of Cornbread’s semi-eponymous podcast.

Take a look at the clip embedded below to hear what they had to say, with everything from the tough memories of segregation up to jamming with Prince and James Brown on the docket for discussion.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire

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