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Give and Go: Anthony Kelly
Midfielder | Chicago Machine
Who is your favorite athlete?
My old-school favorite was [NHL Hall of Famer] Ray Bourque. I grew up playing hockey, so he was my idol as a kid. My new favorite is LeBron James. I like to follow hoops and LeBron is pretty cool, and the fact that he's from Cleveland is even cooler.
Who in lacrosse is destined to be a reality TV star?
A very good friend of mine, Mitch Belisle. He's got that smart maniac mentality, being a Cornell guy. He would blow up somewhere
What's one thing you can't live without?
Coffee. I drink as much black coffee as I can before I play a game.
Where did you go on your last vacation?
To San Diego for the Jam by the Sea tournament. I try to go to California as much as possible. I used to play in LA and spent quite a lot of time out there with the Riptide. I love the weather, the people, the beaches. Just a laid-back atmosphere.
What does lacrosse really need?
A major TV contract for the pro game. Obviously, ESPN is doing a better job of covering the college game, but we need a mainstream Friday or Saturday night game for the MLL. That would really put the game in the public eye and really boost the ratings.
It's 2019 -- where are you and what are you doing?
I kinda live day by day. It's tough to think that far down the road. Doing something with the game - coaching, maybe. I'd like to coach in the MLL. Ten years is a long time.
Overtime (from Max Silberlicht, goalie, Hobart College)
What was the first lacrosse stick you ever
I didn't start playing lacrosse until I was 15, so I got kind of a late start. It was an STX Turbo with the traditional strings.
Double Overtime (from Justine Beltzer, Pittsburgh, Pa.)
What is the story behind your most interesting
I have a little scar by my left eye. It was from a fight in indoor when I played with the New York Titans. It was a kind of a big scrum around our goal, and then one of the guys came running in and tried to cheap shot me. That just kind of started the whole thing.
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Watch Anthony Kelly and the "Old School" all-stars take on the "Young Guns" tonight in the MLL All-Star Game on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. Eastern, live from Denver. Check back to LMO for coverage.
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