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Old 07-05-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

For example, the likes of Iverson and Carmelo have street cred, and Grant Hill has corporate cred.

What players best combine the two? The best answer I can think of is Shaq.
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

i'd say iverson is pretty much a mix of the two at this point. it's tough to pull off, so sticking around along time and letting the suits get used to you might be the only way to get the corporate attention without destroying your image so much that you cut out all the street.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

LeBRON, Stephon, Baron?
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

Didn't Carmelo lose all his street cred with the incident at MSG?
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:27 PM   #5
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Default Re: Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

how about Paul Pierce?
didn't get stabbed or shot or something?
yet is still a class act.

KG has both.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

Kids in the street or in the hood (or whatever the hell the term is trying to portray) like Kobe or Lebron as much as they like Iverson or Melo..

Street Cred is a silly term.....

Kids dont base who they like on who has been stabbed the most or who has the most gully rap album or tatooes..They like player's games the same way the rest of us do
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:34 PM   #7
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Default Re: Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

Probably Iverson and Kobe have the best mix of both in the league right now. Iverson is seen as "keepin it real" by the streets and his game fits well too, and he doesn't do drugs and stays out of trouble enough to have "corporate cred". Kobe's personality is not exactly street, but his game is street enough (ball hogging, "taking over", crossovers, dunks, etc). At the same time he's a good speaker and says all the right things in interviews, so that's major corp cred right there. And as stupid as this sounds, I think his latest video about Bynum gives him some street cred too because it shows that he can speak his mind while putting in a few swear words.

LeBron is just straight corporate with his statement about wanting to be a billionaire. Stephon and Baron Davis is not good enough to get any corp cred.
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:18 PM   #8
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Default Re: Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

I dont see how this stuff is counted up. Sounds like a backwards John Hollinger formula...

Kobe's new video doesnt give him any more popularity in the streets I dont know is pumpin this lame idea of popularity up, but its like a myth

And Iverson is part of the hip-hop culture, yes... but it really makes no difference to people "in the street" when it comes to bball... As many kids from the hood like guys like kobe and Wade and Lebron and other guys who people claim have no 'street cred'... Whether they got stabbed or shot at or was exposed cussing up a storm on an internet video.. I mean WTF?
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:33 PM   #9
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Default Re: Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

What I mean by being "street" is being popular to kids and teens (or some older people) that buy into players being "tough guys" or "from the street", and these people may or may not be from the hood. By this definition, I think Kobe's video does make him more appealing to these people, giving him that "street cred" we're talking about because we see a side of him that's not all about saying the right things to the media. Get what I mean?
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:57 PM   #10
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What I mean by being "street" is being popular to kids and teens (or some older people) that buy into players being "tough guys" or "from the street", and these people may or may not be from the hood. By this definition, I think Kobe's video does make him more appealing to these people, giving him that "street cred" we're talking about because we see a side of him that's not all about saying the right things to the media. Get what I mean?

I hear you... its just silly as hell is all...
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:06 PM   #11
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Default Re: Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

jordan and bird have had the best mix in history.
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:19 PM   #12
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jordan and bird have had the best mix in history.
bwwaahhhaaaa Neither has street cred...

I would say Iverson has the most SC but not CC....

Their is a difference between Street Cred and admiration of someone's game...

Street Cred is when people in poor areas looks at the television and says hey thats me or he knows what it's like to be...
Admiration of someones game from those same people game where they say he has good skills but they dont identify with them personally...

Street Cred may be a silly term to some but when people look at the TV they feel they identify with a person they see and where they come from. That goes across the board for any fan. Either you admire the game or you identify with the person and where they come from.

IMHO
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:27 PM   #13
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Default Re: Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

Street cred is the cause of terrorism. It needs to be exterminated.
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:31 PM   #14
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pp stabbed outside of a bar that 3 nights a week is a gay bar


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Old 07-05-2007, 08:31 PM   #15
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Default Re: Are there any players with both street cred and corporate cred?

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how about Paul Pierce?
didn't get stabbed or shot or something?
yet is still a class act.

KG has both.
getting stabbed doesn't mean he has street cred. *waits for the 50 cent joke*
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