I was asked to do a painting, about 5 years ago, of the only 3 All American Point guards in UT history, DJ Augustin, TJ Ford and Slater Martin. Being the artist for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame I knew he was a member. I called him up and we struck a friendship that lasted till the end. I'd take him out to a steak dinner whenever I would come through Houston and the entourage got bigger with each visit. I feel blessed to have been able to spend some time with him and I'm so happy that he was recognized, again, by the Texas Sports HoF back in August. I'll cherish the memories and condolences to the family.