Violence, Crime, And Violence

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In a neighborhood filled with hate, crime, and violence Troy, a 17 year old boy from the cold hard streets of North Philadelphia is just trying to make a name for himself and become the first athlete to make it big out of his neighborhood. His mother is very sick but keeps it hidden from him because Troy has big dreams to be recruited by a D-1 school and very close to make it out of the streets of north philly.Mind you no one has ever made it out of these streets, They’ve either been killed or thrown in jail. But Troy wants to overlook those statistics and rise of all the hate and make it to the NBA. The only way Troy gets away from all the violence and crimes is by playing basketball. It is his passion, he attends Barton high school…show more content…
But it seemed like every time his step-father would have a bad day at work he would just lash out at Jacob like a raging bull when seeing red . He was often vague about his life so know one really asked him anything. Like Troy, Jacob also played for the school team. He played shooting guard and was very good. Him and Troy planned to go to college together and make it big. They both made a promise to remain friends even if they don’t get recruited to the same alma mater. On January 5, 2007, The Barton warriors were playing their opening game against the Philadelphia district panthers. They have been known to be one of the most aggressive and ruthless team’s in northern philly. Troy seemed a little bit intimidated by the hype that surrounded the team but he was ready. The two teams before the game began to shootaround and prepare even more to go head-to-head against each other. A player from the panthers began giving Troy dirty looks as they approached the court, you could hear fans screaming “L-E-T-S G-O P-A-N-T-H-E-R-S L-E-T-S G-O” it was a very live crowd. The intensity level was crazy! But Troy ignored all the hype and prepared for tipp-off. The referee looked at both big men on each team and asked where they ready for tip-off, they both nodded and in a blink of an eye, the ball was smacked to the warriors side of the court, they had won the tip-off. Troy began to dribble the ball up the court and run the play his coach assigned.
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