By Yale R. Jaffe
A local bookie peddles athletes to varsity coaches and develops a game making a bet operation headquartered on highschool video games. He recruits an partner to execute his final guess, person who may set them up financially for all times yet is fraught with probability. The Chicago Police examine the grasping gamblers who may well try and control a highschool basketball playoff video game. an opportunity assembly among the daddy of a mediocre student-athlete and the bookie places in movement a series of occasions reworking the participant right into a department 1 prospect utilizing unorthodox basketball education tools. Corrupt adults, who selfishly interact in dicy and exploitive behaviors, encompass the athlete: gangland profiteers, win-at-all-cost coaches, grasping highway brokers, shoe corporation representatives, university recruiters, disloyal fanatics, and others. virtue drawback examines the motivations that force the encircling adults to corruption, betrayal, and greed.
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Let’s have ‘em”. One by one, each child read his story to Elizabeth and Marcus. They were all similar versions of the following: “Mr. Marcus is our basketball coach at Englewood Boys Club. He is so cool and very tall. He helps us learn basketball. ” Elizabeth understood, these were not his biological kids – he was a volunteer big brother. He was a huge influence in the boys’ lives. She felt emotionally moved by how much respect the kids showed to Marcus. Based on the way Marcus and the kids interacted, they might as well have been his real children.
I’ll always protect you when you are with me,” Marcus said further cementing her blossoming feelings. *** Jon Handelair did everything he could to stop the relationship, as it grew more serious by the day. It became so serious that Elizabeth decided to attend Chicago’s DePaul Law School without a real interest in becoming a lawyer. She had fallen in love with the security guard at the Board of Trade and she wanted to be close to him. She bragged to anyone who would listen about Marcus’ tough luck story, which cost him his chance at a college education.
Elizabeth also had access to family money. However, she neither wanted to become a “trust fund baby” nor was she prepared to lower her standard of living. After college graduation festivities ended, Elizabeth came home for the summer to her family’s spacious penthouse to plan her future. She had great options for the fall: DePaul Law School or Northwestern MBA or a two-year stint in South America working for the Peace Corps. Helping her Dad with the basketball league and other temporary jobs gave her something to do for the summer while she sorted out her fall choices.
Advantage Disadvantage by Yale R. Jaffe