Cause every basket was a reaction or a reminder
That we was just moving backwards
He sees Afflalo who is an oddity in the city of Compton because he is a great athlete and outstanding student. But on the other hand, Kendrick sees his friends joining gangs and selling drugs. This is when Kendrick realizes that it should be more abnormal for people to join gangs than be great athletes. But, in reality it’s the other way around, with very few good students, and a shitload of gang members. That’s why they’re moving backwards and there are so few success stories.
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