QUOTE (mrchitown @ Oct 31 2013, 09:10 PM)
You accountable at every age it don't matter but he's a kid. That's where a lot of dudes go wrong in life thinking they men at 18 and don't know shit. The older you get the better and more wiser you supposed to get. Now that don't always happen but there's no telling how Adrien will mature or unravel before our eyes. He a kid and he act like one sometimes. Don't you find it funny how hour or any athlete can be quiet for a week and then the one time they post something or something gets posted on them then general public acts like that's ALL they do. Like this dude really smokes or drinks 24/7. But because you see one video or a succession of videos over a period of time this is what they do all the time.
Athletes sign up for this kinda stuff unfortunately when they are in the lime light. People used age in college as a rain for why they acted a certain way, or in a relationship or in this or that. Age is relevant. Idk. I personally think people's hypocrisy gets in the way of the facts. His outside life hasn't effected him in 27 damn fights but yet it's a constant issue being brought up. Fuck SRL, Jordan, Rodman, and other athletes be for him who've done the same thing before him. Let's just concentrate on Broner. If he loses it be I'll be because he fought someone who had his number m. This outside stuff being talked about is irrelevant
I just think that he needs somebody in his corner, to be the one to tell him what to do and what not to do. I mean shit, being a father of 5 at the age of 23, doesn't leave you much room to use the "Im young" excuse, even if you are mentally. The guy IS young, but he's young with money, and even the smartest person in the world (not literally), can be driven to do dumb shit when they have money.
It's not the money that makes you do stupid shit, its the environment that comes along with that. Last week, I was hurting (financially) because of some truly unexpected expenses that literally killed my little savings account. Had you told me how to live last week, I would've done it all. Now that I got paid today, Im a raging retard...you cant tell me shit this week! Lol
With that in mind, if Broner has people "supporting" him and looking out for his best interest, then that needs to be questioned...especially if he's their source of income. Those people (read: yes men) typically dont speak up, out of fear of being let go and ruining their lively hood.
I said all of that to say, Broner can be perceived in two ways...a 23 year old father of 5 from the ghetto, who excels in boxing and changes his ways (at least in front of the camera). OR...he could be the 23 father of 5 from the ghetto, who shamelessly engages in bafoonery, and uses boxing as a vehicle (read: financially) to do so. Somebody should've been in this dude's ear, especially after that first or second child of his.
In my opinion, people can live how they want, I never disputed that, never will. I agree with what you said about an athlete being quiet, but as soon as they do something outta the way, the world just loses it. That's how the revolves man...nobody notices when you do things right, but as soon as you fuck up...Lol
I also agree that there's a level of hypocrisy, isn't there always? I've heard MANY stories about Manny and his partying days, from drinking, wild parties, cheating on his wife, gambling, illegitimate children, etc. His stuff is swept under the rug, with the exception of Roach's "concerns", which only serve as selling points for his fights.
I disagree with you saying that we should just say, "Fuck SRL, Jordan, Rodman, Magic, etc, and focus on Broner". These guys may have done the same shit as Broner, but there stuff wasn't publicized like this. For fuck's sake, Magic got HIV out of the whole deal...we cant say that dude was a saint, off the court. Lol (I laugh because that dude aint got no damn HIV).
The thing is, Broner just stands to be criticized more. If you're as talented as he is, you're not supposed to be seen
these taboo things, but shit, Floyd is JUST as dedicated as Broner and isn't seen doing half the stuff he's doing, and people still dislike him...so I guess its a "pick your poison" type of situation.
I'd much rather hear about Broner's antics by way of a BOOK, which Im sure he'd sell the hell out of. Hell, most of the stuff that these guys did back in the day, is being revealed in books nowadays, if it already hasn't.
So yes, we cant talk about Broner, without talking about these guys. Had it not been for them (the boxers), then no one would even care about Broner. History repeats itself, and we've seen it too often in the sport. Broner being 23 with 5 kids and no type of self control (so it appears), makes the name "Holyfield" scroll through my head. We've seen guy like Evander and Tyson live these types of lives, suffer, "grow up" (sometimes it was too late), and still get the shit end of the stick.