The Jamaal Tinsely situation kind of illustrates how silly the general public can be. He went to a club, after midnight, with his boys. He heard of a fight breaking out at that club earlier, then dicided to leave. In the parking lot, he and his crew are accosted by another crew. They want to hang with Tinsley, but he's not having it. Words are exchanged and then so are bullets.
Now, you have some members of the media and general public saying that he shouldn't be out at that time of night. He should've been at home. Others say that there are more upscale clubs closer to his residence that he could've gone to. Now, what is one of the main things that causes friction between the fans and athletes? The ability to relate. Athletes make so much money and consider themselves so above the general public, that fans can't identify with them. If athletes totally secluded themselves from the general public and only mingled with the financially elite, how would you relate to them then?
I know that's extreme, and you can mingle with the general public outside of nightclubs, but it's funny to me. Fans want athletes to seclude themselves in some instances, but be gregarious in others.
People are so full of shit. The man was minding his OWN business and an overzealous "fan" got upset b/c Tinsley did not want to hang out with him. The same people who are throwing stones at Jamaal have done their own dirt when they were Jamaal's age. Maybe he should just be like Bird and impregnate some groupie :-)
Larry Bird is perfect. He would never have extra-marital sex. You liar!