A lot of athletes have tales of being brought up the hard way. Where pimps were trying to catch a woman that’s weak, where pushers wouldn’t let junkies go free, and where women tried to catch tricks on the street. At least, that’s what the intro to Jackie Brown told us. But Nuggets guard Anthony Carter was on a whole different level of street life: He used to actually play ball for the drug dealers.
During an interview with the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, Carter told stories of how he spent his late teenage years playing ball in Atlanta parks, getting paid by drug dealers. The dealers would spot each 5-man team anywhere from $400 to $2,000, and then split the winnings if he won. “The one who put up the money, he didn’t get any (if that drug dealer’s team won),” Carter said. “He just wanted the bragging rights.”
Street life, indeed.