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June 7, 2013

Would basketball be my future?

If I eventually wanted to make it to the NBA or the NFL, I had to start somewhere. Paterson was all I knew. While it might have been a living hell for others, it was home to me. I was very comfortable there, but I knew a lot more opportunities existed outside of P-town. Ready to give basketball a shot, I got my chance to play in the P-town Midget League during fifth grade. Richard Morrison lived in Building One and got me involved with the Stony Road Tigers. Stony Road was a street in west P-town. I wanted to play for them, but didn’t like that they had green-and-white uniforms like the Boston Celtics. Back then, the Celtics were the symbol of elitism and “White America” in my neighborhood. From my eyes, the media always made Bird look better than Magic. Bird worked hard, but Magic had natural talent... an excerpt from the book Playing up.


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