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 3 months ago '17        #2
CJ Schwarz 
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So why didn't she just leave if she was that good and Nike was holding her back. Also, did she get slower when she got to Nike or did the competition get better. Another thing, about the cutting, what do you say about that other than tell her to get mental health outpatient therapy or hospitalization. Further, what are more female coaches going to accomplish?

I want to hear the other side of this story.
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 3 months ago '16        #3
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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dude was dumb if she was the fastest girl in america just let her be great. when betas get put in alpha positions
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 2 months ago '06        #4
new2hiphop 
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Didn’t watch did Nike cut her legs ? Or use some of her stem cells to form lebrons hairline?
Not sure how the brand slowed her down
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 2 months ago '17        #5
ddy807 
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 new2hiphop said
Didnít watch did Nike cut her legs ? Or use some of her stem cells to form lebrons hairline?
Not sure how the brand slowed her down
maybe watch the first minute of the video.

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 2 months ago '15        #6
mawu 
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She wasn't a Sprinter?
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 2 months ago '17        #7
ddy807 
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whale damn
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 2 months ago '05        #8
krissow 
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Albert d*ckhead . Same sh*t going on in boxing .. in regards with weight draining instead of f*ghting at a more natural body mass .

Nike .. fu*k also
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 2 months ago '05        #9
P-Hill|M 
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That was rough to watch and read.. fu*k Alberto
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 2 months ago '17        #10
Over9000 
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Everyone knows that the fastest runners are sprinters not long ďistance runners
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 2 months ago '05        #11
youngvito18 
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Unturned it off early

The coach had a system

A system that eveyeine had to follow

If she didn't like the system then leave

He didn't Target you and you stuck naround only to complain because you weren't successful

Sick of people allowing sh*t to happen and not speaking up, this is America, you have the right to say no, so say it
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 2 months ago '16        #12
hummerlife87 
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 youngvito18 said
Unturned it off early

The coach had a system

A system that eveyeine had to follow

If she didn't like the system then leave

He didn't Target you and you stuck naround only to complain because you weren't successful

Sick of people allowing sh*t to happen and not speaking up, this is America, you have the right to say no, so say it
How else they gone play the victim ?
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 2 months ago '16        #13
Knucklez 
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 ddy807 said


whale damn
These Nike people are quick. In that sketchers thread about "Nike should sue sketchers" I saw they already had launched an investigation by page 2
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 2 months ago '08        #14
cohs 
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Do some research first before you give all your talents away. Can’t say I feel sorry. Nike isn’t the only game in town and it’s on you to make the best decision for yourself.
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 2 months ago '08        #15
ExNihilo 
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She was the "fastest girl in America", not the fastest woman in the world. Pretty sure she would have come across a different level of athlete in collegiate or world competition. Not to say she hit her wall, but at that point it was "potential".

Went to a program that was designed as one size fits all, not tailored towards specific athletes. Based on the docs I've seen about Nike's athletic research campus, it sounds like this was a rogue director. Kids go into the wrong program from every level (high school, AAU, college), hell you even see it in the Pro's.

I know it sounds callous and dismissive, and I would be angry if it happened to my kid or someone I knew, but it comes down to people not researching the program thoroughly. Nike and her didn't thoroughly vet the coaches strategies, so it's ultimately the product of a bad hire.

Wonder what her financial compensations were while she was on the "team"?
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 2 months ago '19        #16
016z 
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 Knucklez said
These Nike people are quick. In that sketchers thread about "Nike should sue sketchers" I saw they already had launched an investigation by page 2
Type of lawyers and money they got, lawyer doesnít even wait on a phone call. They read this in the morning they already filing paperwork
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 2 months ago '17        #17
HipHopJunkie 
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 youngvito18 said
Unturned it off early

The coach had a system

A system that eveyeine had to follow

If she didn't like the system then leave

He didn't Target you and you stuck naround only to complain because you weren't successful

Sick of people allowing sh*t to happen and not speaking up, this is America, you have the right to say no, so say it
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 2 months ago '12        #18
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She's annoying. She is either cutting herself infront of someone or telling someone she does it inorder to manipulate them into doing what she wants.

But I agree with her that they should've had nutritionist.
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 2 months ago '06        #19
Hit Em' Up 
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Honestly, no racism intended... But is wrist slitting a mayo dominsnt thing?

Anyway Nike didn't go her any worse than Adidas did to derrick Rose knee
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 2 months ago '06        #20
mrep3 
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I saw this story the other day she said they trained her so hard that she didn’t get a period for 3 years
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 2 months ago '19        #21
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save me the pity.. another priveledge w w who thinks the world was out to get her... NIKE tried to put her on if anything and she didnt hold up.
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 2 months ago '15        #22
JFTS113 
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Just watched it. I don't like how she's putting the blame on MEN in general now because of this one lame and stupid coach, but you can't blame her for not sticking up for herself more ad leaving immediately, she was only 16 when this happened. That's mad young, and not everybody has the f*ght within in them at that age especially against older people in positions of power.
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 2 months ago '06        #23
TheKastOne 
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 CJ Schwarz said
So why didn't she just leave if she was that good and Nike was holding her back. Also, did she get slower when she got to Nike or did the competition get better. Another thing, about the cutting, what do you say about that other than tell her to get mental health outpatient therapy or hospitalization. Further, what are more female coaches going to accomplish?

I want to hear the other side of this story.
She was young bro, the optimism may of been taking a backseat. She landed a dream gig and was rolling w the punches until she couldnt anymore.
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 2 months ago '16        #24
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I've never been able to process why cutting is a thing.

It's strange none of the parents knew about no periods for three years and did not say, hold up, we need to step in.

I'm all for her, but
There is surely more to this story.

 2 months ago '11        #25
GrindPOWER$  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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always an a**hole who push you too hard because he or she think he knows best for you
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