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In 2014, the older sister of Detroit Pistons reserve forward Reggie Bullock, Mia Henderson, was senselessly murdered in Baltimore for being a transgender woman. A rather villainous act yet Bullock is somehow able to take the loss of his sister, who was born Kevin Long, in perspective.

Appearing on Fox’s “The Herd,” Bullock opened up about the death of his sister and talked about how he looked up to her:

As transcribed by Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky, here’s what Bullock said about his sister on the show:

“He lived as himself, he taught me how to be [myself], he taught me how to take care of the family. Just be yourself. He was happy with being who he was, he wasn’t worried about how others felt about him.

“A person that can isolate the whole world out and not care about other people’s feelings is a strong person, to me. I think that was one of the biggest things that I got from him.”

Just amazing perseverance from Bullock in light of such a horrific tragedy.


Source: CBS Sports Headlines /
Pistons’ Reggie Bullock opens up about his murdered transgender sister