NBA star’s heartbreaking journey to find his mom

“Yeah, you didn’t get the Disney and the ‘I just won a Super Bowl’ ending. “This is definitely a happy ending,” Foye told ESPN. But all that time of just debating and questioning yourself and questioning your mom’s morals, thinking that she left and didn’t come back … Now you know that she was there all along but she ran into a little problem that cost her her life.

“(Family members would tell me) she’s on vacation,” Foye told ESPN. Why would she go on vacation and not take your kids?” “I am thinking to myself now, like how could she?
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Foye — a hoop journeyman and current free agent — spent last season with the Brooklyn Nets but his heartbreaking journey to find his mom started in 1989.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Randy Foye (2) looks to pass as Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Jan. 17, 2017, in New York. (AP PHOTOPhoto/Julie Jacobson) ORG XMIT: NYJJ104

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the City of New York, asked to speak with him about his mother. Foye later discovered his mom was a drug dealer.

She had died of a drug overdose in a crackhouse.

“But at the end of the day, she was there. The whole time.”
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NBA star Randy Foye’s quest to find his long missing mom has ended in tears — and relief.
That’s the last time he saw her. Regina Diane Foye vanished after her boy’s kindergarten graduation.

Dr. Jason Graham had read of Foye’s desperate search and suspected a 1990 Brooklyn Jane Doe case was Regina. After taking prints and DNA, it turned out the body was a match.

She now resides in a urn in his New Jersey mansion — in a place of honour.

As an adult, Foye’s search became more intense until one day last fall when he received the call he’d been dreading. But the sad little boy could never get a straight answer.

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His dad died in a motorcycle crash when he was two and Foye was raised by his grandmother in Newark, N.J.