By Yale R. Jaffe
An area bookie peddles athletes to school coaches and develops a activity having a bet operation headquartered on highschool video games. He recruits an partner to execute his final guess, one who may well set them up financially for all times yet is fraught with probability. The Chicago Police examine the grasping gamblers who may well attempt to control a highschool basketball playoff online game. an opportunity assembly among the daddy of a mediocre student-athlete and the bookie places in movement a series of occasions reworking the participant right into a department 1 prospect utilizing unorthodox basketball education tools. Corrupt adults, who selfishly interact in dicy and exploitive behaviors, encompass the athlete: gangland profiteers, win-at-all-cost coaches, grasping highway brokers, shoe corporation representatives, collage recruiters, disloyal fanatics, and others. virtue drawback examines the motivations that force the encompassing adults to corruption, betrayal, and greed.
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Elizabeth became the scorekeeper for the Board of Trade Basketball League. Participants in games usually ended up at a funky, downtown Chicago watering hole called The Bar Double R after each game. The staff team led by Marcus Imari lost the first three league games to the members, and Elizabeth could not help but razz Marcus one night at the bar. “At least your team is very consistent this year” she teased. ” Elizabeth surprised Marcus with her opening salvo for this conversation. She normally ignored him – instead seeking the company of the young, white and up-and-coming traders.
Look into this machine and keep your eyes open,” he ordered. The machines looked like the Department of Prisons had stolen them from the Department of Motor Vehicles. A bright light blasted toward his face as he peered into the huge tube with a binoculars-like port. Marcus’ cheekbones pressed against the cold metal casing of the machine. The sensation of the metal sent a chill down his spine. This device measured the dilation level of his eyes. Any positive result on this test removed the prisoner into a separate process designed to diagnose the presence of drugs.
It weighed about two pounds with deadly, short-term accuracy. Securing these guns was a big deal to the gang because they were unregistered - without any ballistic testing traces. The gang contracted a carpenter to replace the dull black factory handles on the pistols with a dark blue inlay. Each banger was proud to carry his “Cobalt”, a tool for protection, identification, and intimidation. It was also a gang-specific symbol for earning full-associate status. Bobby cherished and regularly polished his new Cobalt.
Advantage Disadvantage by Yale R. Jaffe