To find the foundation for the successes in Joe Kleine’s life you don’t have to look farther than his Twitter handle. The 15-year NBA center goes by “@Slatermojoe”…..

For someone who has an NBA championship ring and Olympic gold medal, Kleine still remembers his three KRES All-Star awards. He appreciates the impact KRES makes on area sports…..

Neighboring school districts of Slater and Glasgow produced some of the best basketball in the state when Kleine was growing up…..

Joe Kleine signed to play at Notre Dame out of Slater high school, but transferred and played his final three years at Arkansas, where he makes his home today. Kleine came on KWIX radio on the heels of ESPN airing the Chicago Bulls documentary “The Last Dance”. If you missed it, you can find the program on the Chariton Valley Magic City Sports Talk page in the sports section of