New Orleans Pelicans point guard Elfrid Payton officially signed with his hometown team this week, agreeing to a deal with the club at the start of free agency.

The Louisiana Ragin' Cajun alum appeared on my show today, opening up about why he signed with the Pels, his ultimate goal this year, where he wants to improve most on the court, playing for his hometown team, juggling the schedule that comes with being an NBA player, his upcoming charity weekend, Sour Patch kids, why he cut his hair and much more. In case you missed it, or want to listen again, you can hear it on the media player below.

Elfrid will host his 2nd Annual Charity Weekend in Gretna this Saturday and Sunday, with the 2nd Annual Charity Kickball “Glow” Tournament at JB Spencer Park (700 Governor Hall St. Gretna, LA 70053) on Saturday from 4pm to 8pm.

Admission to the tournament is free with registration, and you can get registration tickets here

Music by DJ Jubilee, free bounce houses, dance performances, and mobile video game stations for youth will all be available for all who attend.

Sunday, Payton continues to give back to his community with his free youth basketball clinic at the Alario Center. 300 pre-registered campers will take part in the event. (No on-site registration is available for the basketball clinic as registration is already full)

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