tha thing is u can use a statistic to justify whateva u wanna justify.when it comes to this country,black people are made out to be tha face of poverty.we hear about vick and young all tha time,why we dont we hear about leaf and marino tha same way?
ultimately responsibility falls on tha individual,but if u watch that documentary i posted,u will see how tha inferiority complexes that tha media hype up play a huge role,athletes that dont go broke are generally seperated so far from their community that they end up in isolation.case and point would be lamar odom.thats how a guy like that ends up marryin a chik like chloe kardashian.their are so many underlyin factors as to why athletes go broke and of all things,they wanna try an connect it to hip hop.that says to me its a black thing
i see what what you mean. but you're saying on one hand the media and culture play a larger part than they should in the athlete's lives. i agree with that, 100. then in the next breath you're criticizing them for drawing the parallel between hip hop (one of the cultural trends that caused reckless spending, pretty much undeniably). can you give me a good argument that it's wrong to link the two?
i guess i see it more calling it like it is than i do "a black thing". i thought they did a decent job of talking about what some of the different causes are for it (getting swindled by agents, family taking advantage, feeling obligated to help out your friends and community even if it's stretched beyond your means, naivety with regards to what are wise investments and what aren't, pyramid schemes, not separating business from pleasure, lack of understanding for taxes.) there was a link and i think the bling bling stuff was a very significant reality during the 90s and 00s, but it prolly didn't take more than 15 min out of the documentary (btw i can't remember exactly how long the whole thing ran for tho) .. could they have included more details and more cases with more info? absolutely, but it had to have a start, beginning and end and fit within a time slot.
you're dead right about it falling on the individual.