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Old 01-26-2011, 02:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ha123 View Post
Derozan's a tough kid. The area where he grew up from is a pretty rough neighbourhood. It is not easy to stay away from peer pressure of gangs, drugs, guns etc. H.

Compton has that reputation almost solely because NWA's blatant broadcasting of the area. It's really no different from a lot of the hoods across the country that many NBA players are products of. Realistically he's not that much different than a lot of guys who play in this league. He's a good player, seems like a good kid, and that's how he should be viewed. Dude's not a saint among men.
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