In Everything Give Thanks...

By CharlieVillanueva
Nov. 28, 2014

Better late than never....Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I know I'm a little late on that, but I'm out in T-Dot (Toronto) right now. I was able to enjoy quality time with some family and got a chance to do some reminiscing. This is where it all started for me, the first team in the NBA who believed in me. I was drafted back in 2005 by Toronto and now approaching my 10th year in the we are. Tonight we face a really good Raptors team that is playing some strong basketball. We have a tough battle ahead, strong we stand.
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It's crazy to see how Canadians already celebrated their Thanksgiving (back in October) but for us Americans, Thanksgiving was just celebrated. And allow me to say, I have a lot to be thankful for...
My Little Man: My son, CJ. We got to spend Thanksgiving together, which I'm so-so-so dearly appreciative for. My heart lights up every time I see him.
Wife To Be: Michelle and I just recently got engaged and I'm thankful she said "yes".... not like I had any doubts lol ;)
The Mavs: The organization is first class. I love my teammates and coaches. I am thankful & blessed for the opportunity. Also thankful for our offense machine that's been running well (more on this offensive juggernaut that we have become in my next post, stay tuned).

I wanted to keep this one short because hopefully everyone is spending time with their families, being thankful and safe and gearing up for a great thankful weekend to come. I'll end with this saying, which is a verse I've lived by and I always shared since my college days at UConn....this is something that I've even placed on all my pages of my website (

In Everything Give Thanks... 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Enjoy your holiday and stay thankful,

Charlie Villanueva #believeincharlie