August 21, 2017
N. Lawrence Edwards, MD, was watching the Philadelphia 76ers vie for a post-season win on television when he noticed coach and former National Basketball League player Maurice Cheeks hobbling down the sidelines from an attack of gout.
“One of the ESPN commentators commented that his gout was back, and they were just kind of chuckling about it up in the booth,” Edwards, chairman of the Gout and Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES), told Healio Rheumatology. “So, I contacted Maurice Cheeks and said, ‘These people were laughing at your pain. What do you think about that?’”