- Nov 2, 2013
I was innercity my entire life and not privileged like many I went to school with (St. Benedict's and Benedictine both gave my parents financial assistance to make it through having both sons go there), but not deeply entrenched in poverty either, as both my parents worked. But we were surrounded growing up west of the blvd at that time with immigrants from Vietnam, homes made into section 8 housing, and the devil's triangle during that time had some poor people living around there, no doubt. I hung out with a lot of them regardless of our backgrounds and race. This isn't taking advantage of such an opportunity but it is indeed a golden "yeah" moment, I hope people understand why some of us btch so much when we see a lack of understanding for what some of these players might be going, or have gone through.I just watched the first episode. Wow! Thanks for putting me on this. I gotta say something that is in my head. Nobody knows what each individual deals with and it is hard for me to know how some do. They have great heart to block out the struggle. I worry about the little stuff in my life and I have been blessed. It is hard for me to relate to some of the backgrounds some of these young men come from. They deal with so much from the time they wake up until they hit the court or in this case the field. This is why I prickle when I see or hear people criticize players publicly without knowing their situation. Had to get that off my chest.