I've seen Hoop Dreams deflate like a true fiend's weight
Jay has seen kids in the ghetto with aspirations to be a basketball star ruined
A true fiend (someone addicted to crack) loses a lot of weight. The word “deflate” also evokes a mental image of a basketall losing air.
Weight is also slang for money “getting ya weight up.” A true drug fiend’s money is going to deflate because all of his money is going towards drugs.
Another interpretation is “weight” as slang for drugs, which a true fiend would go through very quickly.
Also, Hoop Dreams is a 1994 documentary following two basketball prospects in Chicago and their dream of becoming professional basketball players
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