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I Like Your Style

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An interesting quote from Allen Iverson speaking on the recent trend of athletes being targeted by criminals. Earlier this summer the armed robberies of NBA players Eddy Curry and Antoine Walker got the attention of star athletes. The recent shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, and allegations he might have been targeted, really got it.

“You’re aware that you are a target,” Nuggets guard Allen Iverson said. “A lot of people want what you got. A lot of people don’t like the fact that you have what you have. Being black. Being a certain age. It don’t sit well with a lot of people. But that’s the lifestyle we chose. And that’s the lifestyle we have to deal with.”

Iverson said he tries to “stay away from . . . negative surroundings” but admits that often “you can’t stay away because . . . that environment follows you.”

Perspective like that would lead some to believe that AI can definitely be considered a role model. I’m one of those people fa sho!

Because really that shit has got to be difficult, I am reminded of something Michael Irvin said about entourages… it was something to the effect that its easy for all of us to say why can’t they just let their boys go, but in reality when they look at these cats, its not just a homie from around the way, its a guy whose mother fed them when they were hungry. It’s a guy whose house you went to when things got too thick at yours. Unfortunately you can’t always separate your past from your present. When you think about it, given the number of high profiled athletes with a lot of dough, in relation to real life at least, there isn’t too much drama and/or tragedy that goes on. Unfortunately the few times that it happens is still 1, 2, or 3 times too much

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