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Old 04-24-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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Default Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

Brandon Marshall stabbed, other dudes shot, 8 figure nikkas goin broke, and all the other crap we read about...

Is the % of social retardation and just plain stupidity higher amongst these guys?
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

When people get insane amounts of money sometimes they lose their commonsense.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:10 AM   #3
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Default Re: Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

N*ggas stay real unlike ya fake b*tchass n*ggas
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

Cuz jocks are stupid
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:20 AM   #5
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Default Re: Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

They're put in a messed up situation since early on. In high school/college they're treated like gods, coddled, and offered gifts, once they make the jump the NBA, they start making crazy amounts of money, with alot of jealous and envious people around them. They're young, in great shape, huge social status and lots of money, with not much emphasis on education...they have alot of nights off and time off in the off season...the quick money means overnight success, especially for urban kids from poor backgrounds...I mean shiit what do you expect? At the same they're lonely because they're put in a position of power and envy but might still be very immature at such a young age...it's pretty much a recipe for disaster
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:34 PM   #6
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Default Re: Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

Their "friends" from the hood wanna make a quick comeup.
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

Some people just don't know how to handle success.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

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Some people just don't know how to handle success.

I agree. Going from broke to multi-millionaire is a transition many people can't handle.
Exhibit A would be Antoine Walker.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:32 PM   #9
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Default Re: Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

Many of these athletes grew up dirt poor. They basically go from dirt poor to filthy rich overnight. Many can't handle it and basically go nuts.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #10
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the attributes that drive them to success dont always create a stable happy life. ray allen has ocd, that may have helped him become a great shooter, but it really troubles him from what i hear
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:29 PM   #11
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Default Re: Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

I believe the saying goes something like, "you can take the ni99a out the hood, but you can't take the hood out the ni99a".
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:48 PM   #12
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Default Re: Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

Don't know about the other stuff, but an AMAZING article on How & Why athletes go broke:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...3364/index.htm
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:52 PM   #13
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Len Bias.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:45 PM   #14
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:34 PM   #15
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Default Re: Why are so many pro athletes living completely fakked up lives?

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I believe the saying goes something like, "you can take the ni99a out the hood, but you can't take the hood out the ni99a".

Actually its: ''i live in the hood, the hood doesnt live in me'' - Wise Intelligent
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