July 2, 2012, 6:52 pmSometimes the way a game is played suggests a way to live our lives. New Trail Blazer, Meyers Leonard, joined John Canzano on the Bald Faced Truth to talk about family and being drafted. Leonard talked about thriving in the face of adversity and using social media to reach fans. Leonard discussed the circumstances surrounding his modest Midwestern upbringing, the untimely death of his father and the opportunity it offered to develop the character necessary to succeed at the professional level. Leonard continued by offering his emotions surrounding his brother’s deployment and subsequent return from Iraq. “It was an honest show of emotions”, Leonard responded when questioned about a surprise return and introduction, by his brother, at a Michigan vs. Illinois game. As turmoil has defined Leonard’s interpersonal circumstances, basketball has always provided the sanctuary necessary to maintain his sanity.