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Where to Draw the Baseline

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Derek Anderson had a career that amounted to being a journey man after he suffered multiple knee injuries which limited his potential. Now he’s facing allegations that could limit his freedom. Francois Cunningham an admitted murderer and drug runner is aledging that Anderson was the money man behind the huge drug scheme he worked for under an associate of Andersons’. Cunningham claims that Anderson used his legit NBA income to cover for the drug money. Andersons attorney claims these accusations are false and that Cunningham is only making these claims because Andersons’ name will garner attention. Anderson isn’t the only former. Ball player linked to a drug investigation. Newly named NBA coach Mark Jacksons’ friend Warren Braithwaite is under investigation by the DEA on suspicion for being involved in a marajuana drug ring. Mark has since released a statemnet saying he’s not seen eveidence that Braithwaite is the person police say he is. If anybody would know Braithwaite is head usher at the church where Mark and his wife are pastors. But one thing both these stories have are players who maybe kept ties too close to those linked with trouble. I don’t think Anderson or Mark are involved in any illegal activity, but at what point do you draw the line with old friends that insist on being in the midst of trouble. Too many times we’ve seen people get drawn down because of the company they keep, not knowing when to cut off people who serve no beneficial purpose. Hopefully when the smoke clears both of these men have names cleared and no longer attached to negativity and the focus can go back on what the positive things their involved in.

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Interview With Dj Battlecat

I had the chance to sit down with legendary hip hop producer Dj Battlecat. During this sit down he talks about family, breaking into the industry, his new artist Kahsyno and more. Dj Battlecat now works with the record label Rawsugarecords out of Los Angeles and is producing Kahsynos’ upcoming album which is now untiled.. If you don’t know his work, he’s Snoop Dogg’s deejay, he’s produced records for Xzibit, Rass Kass, Kenny Latimore, Ice Cube, E-40 and more. To get at Dj Battlecat, you can follow him on twitter at @DjBattlecat and for more info on Raw Suga Records check them out at rawsugarecs.com

Many people have no clue who Greg Anderson is or what he does or what he stands for. But Barry Bonds does. Barry knows more than anyone could ever fathom. Giving someone a ride, loaning them a few dollars here or there, being there when they need an ear to vent to, are what most people would consider good faith actions in a friendship. Not to Greg Anderson. Greg has taken the term ‘ride or die’ to the next level. Greg Anderson trainer and best friend to Barry Bonds has sat in jail for more than a year because he wouldn’t tell on his comrade. He simply wouldn’t tell the truth just so he wouldn’t have to suffer. Nevertheless, Anderson kept his mouth shut and stayed loyal to Bonds. But why? Is he just that real? I mean, he must be if you’re willing to sit in jail for something that you didn’t do to protect somebody else. Or did he do just to save his reputation with the hopes of being trainer of the superstars again. Or was it the almighty dollar. I’m sorry, but in my opinion it’s hard to believe that as your friend, to help you, that if I’m willing to sit in jail for something that you did that you’re not going to chip me off something? You’re crazy. Not trying to deny his loyalty to his friend, and the bond they have however, there’s no way knowing that you’ve made millions that I’m not negotiating my fee for sitting in a jail cell. And no matter how real or fake Anderson is, money changes the whole scope of everything. After this it will be well-known that Anderson was just as dirty as Bonds and will always be connected to the BALCO investigation and steroid use in Major League Baseball. So who on earth wants to be connected to him? Who would dare hire him as their trainer knowing the cloud that would hover over them? Answer: NOBODY! So no matter how real or fake Anderson is perceived to be, he still needed to find a way to parlay this situation in his favor. What better way than to take one for the team and profit the best way he could from a bad situation. Because above all else, his only allegiance is to his family and his bank account and in the end cash rules everything. Look at it this way, how many of your friends would take the initial knock for you? Better yet ask any of your friends or associates for a favor, and when money is introduced as an incentive there becomes less resistance to do said favor So before we crown or hail Greg Anderson as the H.T.I.C. (Head Trainer In Charge) let’s never forget that MONEY changes everything. Even a mans’ willingness to sit in jail for a charge that’s not his.

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