Halim, vs. Bodine
Halim (C) with buddies Jay Harris (L) and Jamair Williams (R)
Halim Lindsey Tribute Page
Halim Lindsey, a junior guard for Paul Robeson High's basketball team,
was shot to death 4/6/09. He was straight-A student with no criminal
history. Coach Rob Powlen described Halim as a very dedicated
player and added that teachers raved about him. Teammate Jamair Williams,
a lifelong friend, said Halim (brother of Nurideen, former Overbrook star)
always kept everybody laughing. He also said Halim had recently told him he
was looking ahead with excitement to his senior season "because I'm really
getting serious about this basketball stuff."
We welcome your comments about Halim. They'll be posted below.
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Your Contributions . . .
It's really hitting a lot of kids hard. Halim
was well liked by kids across the city at all schools. A few of my younger
Bodine players were close with Halim as well. I remember when he used to follow
Nuri around with the camcorder taping all of his games.
-- Rob Moore, Bodine assistant
Halim was an excellent student -- thoughtful, hard-working, respectful.
His work in class showed him to be extremely intelligent, insightful, and very
creative. I will always remember this wonderful young man.
-- Lelah Marie, Robeson Spanish teacher
On February 12th, Boys' Latin played Paul Robeson in the semi finals to determine who would
compete for the divisional championship against MC&S; I will never forget
what me and halim chatted about that day; we were at the free throw line and
he said to me "we are taking this game lil". We both laughed at his comment.
I never thought that i would see the day that someone of great opportunity
and talent would be taken from the game of basketball, let alone his family.
Halim Lindsey will indeed be missed by the Boys' Latin Community! R.I.P
-- Boys Latin F Kwahlil Coleman Jones
Leem really was the true definition of a GOOD KID. I miss that guy
tremendously...and it's only been three days. I am not going to say much,
due mostly to the fact that i am getting choked up now talking about it.
Halim Lindsey is and always will be loved and sorely missed by the entire
Paul Robeson family. Every time I see him, all I see is his smile. Great
person......he would give you the SKIN off his back. I just miss him. He
lived on this site like it was his home, so please post this cause I know
he'll see it. "WE LOVE YOU LEEM AND WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOU IN OUR HEARTS".
-- Tahar Sutton, assistant coach
Halim was loved by so many
people - his family, friends, teammates, coaches, classmates, teachers,
"old heads", "young bulls", opposing players - I could go on and on. He
only played one season with us but it feels like he played all 3.
That's the type of impact he had on our team. I remember early in the
season telling Tahar how happy I was that Leem decided to play this
year. His great spirit alone added so much. He always carried himself
with class around the school and kept everybody laughing when he
"whammed" people or called somebody a "crab." I'll miss everything
about Halim and I'll always keep him and his spirit with me. R.I.P.
Leem. Love you. -- From the rip.
Rob Powlen, Coach-Paul Robeson HIgh School
My heart really
hurts for what has happened to Halim. Halim was a
smart, hardworking, respectful, and charismatic child. I will keep all
of the family as well as the staff and students in prayer during this
difficult time. Our kids deserve better than the lives that many of
them have unfairly been given. I pray that they will rise above their
situations and make a better life for themselves so that their
families, when they get older, do not have to experience just the
sheer nonsense that goes on. To the rest of Paul Robeson keep strong
-- Carmelle Jean-Paul
It just breaks my heart to here the news about my close friend Halim
Lindsey. Halim was in my gym class last year during my senior year. He
always wanted to play one on one, or rough house. There are so many
memories that i will forever keep in my herat. I wish i can write more
but the tears wont stop running down my face. I love you Halim.
-- Daniel Mack
I wasnt extremly close to Halim but i remeber him well;i remember when
robeson played my skool in the playoffs and he almost made us lose;all
the kids from bodine kept yelling "yo get that fast kid off da court
leem gone make us lose" lol and i remeber when i would come up to
robeson to see my cousins after skool he would always say "how you doin
miss" and i would say "fine and you cutie" then my cousin would say "yall
hype halim you dont know her" but we knew we were both omazin from da
rip you crabs lol but in all honesty although he was a distant friend he
was one that could brighten up my day anytime with his omazin attitude
halim will be missed forever and ever and i will always love you
cutie...R.I.P Leem see you wen i get dere babe
-- J. Smith, Bodine student
Might donít remember us but
we never forgot bout you Halim. It was a hurt piece when us down the
northeast heard the news. It touched a lot of our hearts because after
you moved nobody really got to talk to you. Still till this day we have
the picture of you from when yall beat us in the CHIP in the HOUSEMAN
REC LEAGUE. Back in those days you inspired me to get better. It was you
and your brother every morning at the park in I used to come up
there in we used to workout all day. I wouldíve never thought I would
ever see this day. But to keep it real the love is real strong over here
and here forever. Also a lot of us was trying to make it to your funeral
but didnít have no info. But last we wanted to let you know that you
still got a big place in all of our hearts in every game we play were
going to bring home for you baby boy.
MUCH LOVE FOR YOU IN ITíS NEVER GOING ANYWHERE.
~GREG DAVIS (BINKY) FELS GUARD #1~
grade, we knew him as the young comedian of the Edward Heston Track team
for the Penn Relays. A young man with a great outlook and bright soul.
He is missed, and forever cherished in our hearts.
-- Barb Larkin, Edward Heston Elementary Phys. Ed. Teacher
-- Katharine Larkin, Penn Relay Track Assistant Coach
Oh how quickly I found out who Halim Lindsey was when we open the season
against Paul Robeson he spark them and for a minute every time they
needed a bucket he came through. I am sorry to hear about the lost even
though I only knew him for a short period of time he was a good and
respectful kid and he will be truly miss. The entire Robeson family are
in our prayers.
-- Coach Danny Jackson MCS
especially difficult for me, because Halim , Nuri and their family have
always been a part of my life. Halim was ALWAYS positive and wanted the
best for everyone around him...He was the most unselfish kid I have EVER
known. I will miss him getting me up early on Saturday mornings to
workout, games of PIG, one on one's.........Always had a smile, always
looked out for others. Halim you will be missed and I thank God for
allowing me to be apart of your life.....the 53st st "PALACE" will miss
u! Luv You Boy!!!!!!!
-- Will Wright, FLC "Stonehead"
Halim was one of the
rare people who could be the smartest, nicest, and funniest person in a
the room...at the same time. We will miss him terribly, and our prayers
go out to his family.
-- Andrew Saltz
Paul Robeson High School
Reading these comment
brought me to tears. I often hear people speak well of others after
they are gone, however, Halim truly deserved every comment on this
list. Halim, you were on your way to much bigger and better things.
Halim was an entrepreneur, an athlete and one of the most genuine
people I have encountered. Although, I never got to tell you how
proud I was and still am for you and what you represent, I am
telling you now. I AM PROUD OF MY COUSIN AND EVERYTHING HE
STOOD FOR! You set a great example for others around you and it was
an honor to have known you. We love you. We miss you. You will never
be forgotten. NEVER! Words can't express the pain we all feel...
Halim's death really hit home and I'm
deeply sadden. I attend Paul Robeson and this is really a
hard time for us. Leem was a funny and outgoing person and
he was very passionate about ball just like his brother Nuri.
The school is not the same without you and WE LOVE YOU AND
MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH LEEM.
-- KRYSTAL YOUNG "KRISSY"
I am truly saddened by the news i received of what Happened to
Halim. I've been here in Germany playing for
like 6 months now and since I've been here two
people close to me have been lost to Violence!
Halim was really a good Kid and would always
have a smile on his face and be very playful
whenever i saw him with his Brother. To me those
guys were inseparable! Everywhere i saw Nuri there
was Halim. So we built a pretty good
relationship in the 4 years that I've known
him. I couldn't believe it when i read about it
, and couldn't feel more sad for his Family and
Friends. Another life taken too soon! You will
be missed Leem.
-- Erik Hood
This is very hard for me because me and Halim
became very close as soon as he walked through
the Paul Robeson doors. I remember trying to
pursue him to come to our workouts to play on
our team. He didn't play Freshman, or Sophomore
year, but he came around in his Junior year.
Halim was very rare, talented, intelligent, and
he was just a motivator for other people to
better themselves. Halim gave clothes and sneaks
off of his own back for others and he would
always have a smile on his face. It was just
something special about him. Halim sparked alot
of our games to be wins just by his efforts to
winning. I know its not gonna be the same
without you anymore but im playing for you and
me now! We miss you a lot leem and you will
never be forgotten!
Leem was a good dude. When I found out, I was truly pissed but "only the
good die young." He's greatly missed. On
the Facebook community, people that knew him
dedicated their statuses to him when we
heard the news. LEEM YOU'RE MISSED MAN!!!!
-- T. Veal II - Lamberton Baseball #20
First, Iíd like to thank you for showing Halim all this
love. He deserves it! Iím too overcome with grief right now to say too much,
but what I will say is; Leem was a pleasure to coach/teach. Halim was the
glue to our team, always keeping guys focused and together. Well liked all
around the school by students and staff. He has left an imprint on my life
foreverÖÖ.i only wish we had more time with him. We lost a HUGE part of our
Paul Robeson family on 4/6/09, one that will never be forgotten or
duplicated. WE LOVE U LEEM.
-- Coach Sutton
Halim is truly missed. I am doing a paper on teen deaths in
Philadelphia, and tears fill my eyes as i think about Leem. Halim and
I shared so many laughs together, his personality was delightful. We
share the same birthday and always planned to celebrate together.Every
year i celebrate our birthday the way you would have wanted. Your
memory lives on threw so many people who loves you. I LOVE YOU LEEM..
FOREVER IN MY HEART