Tuesday , Sep , 09 , 2008 Oly Sandor

The Story of Minnesota T-Wolf Sebastian Telfair in Through The Fire

A boy grows up in poverty. Basketball is his way out. He practices. And practices. And through practicing, he becomes a prodigy. By thirteen, he’s on the front of newspapers and national magazines. The hype makes college pointless and he declares for the NBA draft. And David Stern does call his name. First round. Lottery …

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A boy grows up in poverty. Basketball is his way out. He practices. And practices. And through practicing, he becomes a prodigy. By thirteen, he’s on the front of newspapers and national magazines. The hype makes college pointless and he declares for the NBA draft. And David Stern does call his name. First round. Lottery.

The poor boy is now rich. A guaranteed contract gives him everything he needs and then some: Bentleys, ice, and a big-ass, gated community crib for his moms.

That’s the dream for millions of inner-city kids. Rarely, does it become reality.

However, odds increase if you’re born into Coney Island’s famous basketball family –the extended Marbury and Telfair clan. Controversies aside, two members of their family are in the NBA.

Stephon Marbury is still with the New York Knicks. His cousin, Sebastian Telfair, seems poised to breakout in Minnesota, which makes the documentary on his journey to the NBA even more interesting.

Through The Fire is a critically acclaimed documentary based on Bassy’s senior year in high school. Thanks to the Internet, specifically youtube, we can watch his dream for free …


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