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Jun 5th 2011 3:13PMAs if anything Miley Cyrus has to say about unearned success should be taken seriously. If it weren't for her dad, she'd be taking bong tokes in her neighbor's basement unnoticed.
Hey Miley, why not spend a little time in rehab and let others enjoy their success without them having to deal with jealousy over having blown your own.
Jan 28th 2011 1:00PMWhat a terrific story. As a Sonics fan growing up, I remember when LaRue Martin came to Seattle in 1976 and thinking, "Maybe he can help," but Bill Russell cut him in training camp.
Later on, I'd read (in "The Breaks of the Game," maybe?) what a genuinely good, sensitive person he was, that he was still in the Portland area and doing well for himself. I never knew about the alcoholism, but can understand how he'd turn to alcohol after a disappointing career...there was so much pressure on him for something he had nothing to do with (unless players can draft themselves). I'd never heard about Al Ross' role in Portland passing on McAdoo, but am not surprised. Any Sonics fan from that era will remember how Ross spirited Spencer Haywood, Jim McDaniels and John Brisker out of their ABA contracts to sign with the Sonics. He was an, uhhh, "interesting" agent (I'll leave it at that...the guy's a lawyer).
Anyway, this was a very good story about personal redemption and also serves as an object lesson for how people can start out at the bottom of certain companies and work their way up. Nice work, Chris.
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