VIDEO: Tum Tum Nairn’s touching speech in return to Bahamas


Lourawls ‘Tum Tum’ Nairn Jr., Michigan State’s starting point guard, is a native of the Bahamas.

The Spartans are playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis this week out in Nassau, and on the day before the tournament opener, the Spartans paid a visit to a local school, where Tum Tum gave a touching speech to the staff and the students.

He followed that up by posting a career-high 13 points and four assists in a win over St. John’s, which included this dunk that set the Michigan State partisan crowd off: sent their beat-writer to the Bahamas for the event, and to get a feel for just how much Tum Tum’s performance and return meant to the island that he’s from, read this story on it.