Crip To NBA Star: DeMar DeRozan's Story

Jul 18, 2020
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In today's Rebound Central video, we take an in-depth look at an NBA Star who came from one of the most notorious and gang filled areas in America and what it's like living in an environment of that nature as a young boy...
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  • I used to work law. Here in East TX and I worked with a lot of racist ass cops that knew nothing about gang life only how to be biased. So..rewind way back in like early 05.. I was just 18 and a country white boy I mean southern draw all yall.. Anyway I'm stationed in Cali. Camp Pendleton. I get my first weekend of leave and I pick up a buddy and we just go driving our rental. One white boy and Mexican from TX that didnt speak Spanish. Imagine that(I love you David) anyway shortened version is we both found ourselves passing the exit for Compton after two straight days of getting drunk and going to strip clubs. Two dumb young ass Marines with to much pocket change and my silly backwoods ass flipped a bitch and I entered Compton. I can't recall every street we crossed but I knew we was in the hood and my brown home boy was trippin when I spotted four brothers in a small corner parking lot gathered up on phones(all wearing blue garb) and I whipped in and hopped and I literally said "Hey guys I don't want to be a disrespectful of how y'all living but my name is Joe and thats my mexican buddy we're from Texas yes I ride horses and yes I wear boots and listnen to Country music. They laughed in my face until I spoke up and said but we're Marines were stationed at Pendleton and believe it or not sense I joined up I've been turned on to the music that gets pumped out of your city and we was wondering if y'all wanted to roll with us so we don't get kidnapped or worse and we spent out Sunday smokin bud and a lot. And I mean lot of black people spending extra extra time double and triple checking us but it was fun. I was 18. Soon to be 19 which I spent that birthday in Iraq. Buy years later I got out of the military and I went home to TX to be a local deputy and eventual investigator and I thought of all that watching this and I remember some of the idiots I worked with just doggin minorities especially when we county cops would hear about a rapper/gang member be killed or whatever and sense I ain't no damn lame ass five-0 any longer I'll say I hated that fuckin job. Cali did my country ass good havin been exposed to a lot of different diverse ppl and it helped me be able to be more humble rather than the typical southern white dudes norm. I'm glad to hear this man made it. And as far as the sign flashing he was doing goes. I think it isn't really any different from a proud country ass backwood dude like me who yells out "Yehaw git-r-done" lol. I know those guys a lot of times have to bang because it's that and be protected by someone or get clipped for not being clicked up. I know all about death and losing good friends while deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan kept on them steady dyin. But to have to experience that same war life as a kid..? That don't happen out here in these woods lol. So i have to respect a man like one in this film. Thanks.

    Joseph TubbJoseph Tubb21 hour ago
  • 8:13 that’s not Arizona state🤓

    Chile IceChile Ice2 days ago
  • Damn he just lost his father😔

    Will GrupeWill Grupe2 days ago
  • Bootleg fivio foreign

    Erion PashaaErion Pashaa3 days ago
  • R.I.P. Frank DeRozan Thank you for keeping DeMar and check and pushing him to become the man he is now.🙏

    Trey JayTrey Jay4 days ago
  • The grim reeper im keeping well away from him

    William BedfordWilliam Bedford5 days ago
  • May his father Rest In Peace 🙏🕊

    Aarxn42Aarxn425 days ago
  • I cant believe how much sports help turn from bad to good

    Jimmy VeaJimmy Vea6 days ago
  • Exploitation of this man’s story. Shameless.

    Good PlaylistsGood Playlists7 days ago
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    John LeeJohn Lee8 days ago
  • Crime don't pay, stay in school follow ur dreams 💯

    ZekeZeke11 days ago
  • Even with how Toronto snaked Derozan out for a Larry O'Bryen trophy, he will always be the most special shooting guard for Toronto.

    Sher SinghSher Singh12 days ago
  • Do a deshean jackson crip to nfl 🌟

    Danny Zuko619Danny Zuko61912 days ago
  • But from going to a gang to the nba.. that’s something we may never see again.. damn.. y’all nihgas think dahh fr???😂🥱

    OfficialshaunnOfficialshaunn12 days ago
  • Fukk is dahh onna side of his face

    OfficialshaunnOfficialshaunn12 days ago
  • DeMar DeLess

    alemadi BHalemadi BH14 days ago
  • Chucks in Toronto Winter? How he ain't lose his feet?

    CuddyTGCuddyTG16 days ago
  • Why I see you blogger just putting this man down everyday go get a fucking life and leave that man alone wtf

    Dark MattersDark Matters16 days ago
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    BAOQIANG LiBAOQIANG Li17 days ago
  • What faction crop he is ? What neighborhood

    Lucas-Emmanuel KambwaLucas-Emmanuel Kambwa17 days ago
  • Said Arizona State while showing University of Arizona LOL

    Steve SmithSteve Smith17 days ago
  • I want Demar back to Toronto Raptors. They are playing at Tampa Bay. The only Canadian team with Kyle Lowry.

    Daniel ParkDaniel Park18 days ago
  • Well I did not all this

    Rjm SwagRjm Swag18 days ago
  • That's Official 👌

    Butch Brown7Butch Brown718 days ago
  • I miss livin in Compton.. Even tho it was brief. I’m in the Bronx now.

    2 Train2 Train18 days ago
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    jungan leejungan lee18 days ago
  • Use to be he crip for life

    Jay blackJay black18 days ago
  • He was raised by single mother

    Bad HombreBad Hombre19 days ago
  • this movie is so funny

    Young ReezyYoung Reezy19 days ago
  • This is the FIRST time that I have come across such a poignant tale akin to DeMar DeRozan. He has such as BEAUTIFUL name! Ah Mamma Mia, it made me tremble. He happens to be among my most cherished NBA players! I am so glad that GOD watched over him. He could have been killed! I always sensed a degree of mystery in his looks, his self-deprecating quietness and his humble disposition. Fraternally, at first, I love him; NOW, I love him even more! I have Black friends in Sicilia, Italy with whom I intend to share this rather oxymoronic tale of HORROR and FAME. Che Dio benedica DeMar DeRozan...oggi e per sempre!

    Dezzilio DevelliniDezzilio Devellini19 days ago
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    Ho Duc KhaiHo Duc Khai19 days ago
  • Demar I say it the less I like it

    tom bloostom bloos20 days ago
  • 1% chance to make it out of Compton? So, 99% of Compton residents never "make it out?" That's rather disrespectful to those Compton residents who do make something of themselves.

    PowerulePowerule20 days ago
  • should do one of these about brandon jennings

    blindbrad11blindbrad1120 days ago
  • Demar is the all time scoring leader for the Toronto Raptors.

    ddhardialddhardial20 days ago
  • Anytime you can go from the bottom to the top that's a good deal!

    Jayhawk_NationJayhawk_Nation20 days ago
  • Demar didn't bang, everyone knew who he was and the Crips looked out for him and his family, when your a athlete in the hood everyone leaves you alone.

    Ayeron JaymesAyeron Jaymes21 day ago
    • @Just saying too right champ

      Ayeron JaymesAyeron Jaymes4 hours ago
    • That's totally BULLSHIT!!quit giving falls stories

      Just sayingJust saying6 hours ago
    • Unless you're Ricky Baker

      Sean FrankSean Frank10 days ago
    • 🔥🔥🔥💪🏼

      SincerelyAYoungBlackKing 1990SincerelyAYoungBlackKing 199014 days ago
  • This b roll is asssss

    Aesthetiks MediaAesthetiks Media21 day ago
  • Bkro said posset hood it’s poCCet hood🤦🏾‍♂️

    Benje BoyBenje Boy21 day ago
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    Tom SawyerTom Sawyer21 day ago
  • Bidden will change everything lol

    Patrick BatemanPatrick Bateman21 day ago
  • Damn dad gave me chills

    Toxic AlienToxic Alien21 day ago
  • No wonder Demar can score, he's always been shootin

    Sole MagusSole Magus21 day ago
  • Derrick Rose Wit Da Shits 2...Yall Should Do 1 On Him!!!

    Clippa MarshallClippa Marshall21 day ago
  • Wasn’t there also a blood in the NBA

    actornatoractornator21 day ago
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    Nicholas MineNicholas Mine22 days ago
  • I grew up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in the late sixties through mid seventies (1967-1975) 6-14 years old with Brownsville and BedStuy right next to me. There was gangs all over these places as well as drugs and crime. Many good athletes made the pros from those areas as well as jail and the military. Actually it was the normal life for most kids I knew if they were born in the city, came from the islands or down south.

    Stuart PerryStuart Perry22 days ago
  • U mean Poccet Hood ? Lol

    TheCloudPeepleTheCloudPeeple22 days ago
  • This video is bullshit there are many known gangbangers in the NBA

    jcty87jcty8723 days ago
  • Luck isn’t real

    I love GodI love God24 days ago
  • Hmmm whats crazy is the Jersey say Tarbabes...thats a name the Olmec called themselves...the Rubber people.

    Hardline BossHardline Boss24 days ago
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    Molly ChambesMolly Chambes24 days ago
  • Its poccet hood

    2500250024 days ago
  • 0:53 makes me assume he likes the colour red

    takitezy7takitezy725 days ago
  • much ♿ love Cuz💪🏾💪🏾

    Michael JonesMichael Jones25 days ago
  • I always f’d with Demar, but now I’m a fan. What a story

    Elijah TaylorElijah Taylor25 days ago
  • Having a good father that was tough on him was the key. It is virtually impossible to make it out the hood. God truly blessed this young man.

    Gregory DiggsGregory Diggs25 days ago
  • This is so sad 😩 I’m glad he made it

    vjw227vjw22726 days ago
  • 0:19 looks like Can A loc Come up in your crib house

    JG. LEEJG. LEE26 days ago
  • I swear i teard up😢

    Windy City AssassinWindy City Assassin26 days ago
  • DeMar is now super successful and a great bball player. He’s also a proud father and an awesome teammate. We need to be like DeMar when troubles come towards us. I also feel bad for him because of all of the losses he had suffered. DeMar seems like such a cool dude and I hope everything keeps going right for him

    Home AccountHome Account27 days ago
  • 2:04 i lived in south gate oof i guess am lucky

    Ray WrldRay Wrld28 days ago
  • *_He didnt go from a gang to NBA. He's a gang-banger who plays basketball. Tons of talent came out of Compton from musicians to actors but name one who said on national TV~I quit the bloods/crips. They dont. They stay with it_*

    AUDE SAPEREAUDE SAPERE28 days ago
  • He did fr grew up in the trenches to become a NBA player real sh*t 💪🏾💯

    15k. SUPREME15k. SUPREME28 days ago
  • We need more legends like him.

    Minty _PopsicleMinty _Popsicle29 days ago
  • He was a crip and then he went to a red team ( raptors) damn

    Federico FussiFederico FussiMonth ago
  • He’ll be a Laker next year

    Bobby JohnsonBobby JohnsonMonth ago
  • Comp10

    Carlos ACarlos AMonth ago
  • Jesus loves you

    free headdfree headdMonth ago
  • Good for him going thru the right path!

    Parkman GParkman GMonth ago
  • Its amazing what having BOTH parents can do for a child's success. Doesn't mean every kid with both parents gonna be an NBA all star. But an involved, caring set of parents is a beautiful thing

    Stewie GilliganStewie GilliganMonth ago
  • My fellow raptors fans don’t have to agree with me, but it wasn’t worth throwing away this man loyalty for a quick championship. Look where that got us now.

    KDKDMonth ago
  • is demars dad alive ?

    Eazy LVEazy LVMonth ago
  • feel sorry for him

    Denz ABDenz ABMonth ago
  • they shud all choos them self becuse they all desided

    Katsuki BakugoKatsuki BakugoMonth ago
  • Crips aint nothing to play with

    Israel RodriguezIsrael RodriguezMonth ago
  • Naw you town this is my favorite team now how hard it must have been for De rozmond much respect i like basketball so that must have been your hobbies

    Israel RodriguezIsrael RodriguezMonth ago
  • Wow. Never knew all this... But I knew about Lamelo's...

    Harden AlmightyHarden AlmightyMonth ago
  • If they made this into a movie I swear I'd watch it 😢🥺❤

    R LR LMonth ago
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    Christian BunaChristian BunaMonth ago
  • at the start of the video spam the left arrow on ur keyboard and look at the guy in the back xD WHAT E DOIN

    1oneHunna ,1oneHunna ,Month ago
  • He was in a master p video also

    FABIO MACKINGTOSHFABIO MACKINGTOSHMonth ago
  • 🙏💙

    Galaxy KTYGalaxy KTYMonth ago
  • Love how they put a clip of a movie in the beginning lmao?? Like okay

    Alex LeggettAlex LeggettMonth ago
  • i feel so bad for demar

    the noobthe noobMonth ago
  • Much respect for DeMar

    Luis XLuis XMonth ago
  • He is really good player but not a clutch.

    Knight ParkKnight ParkMonth ago
  • Did the narrator say Posit Hood Compton Crips?! LMAO wtf is he talking about it's poccet hood

    James ChangJames ChangMonth ago
  • 8:16 pretty sure thats Arizona

    Logan JamesLogan JamesMonth ago
  • What’s the movie shown at 1:40 called can’t remember the name 😅

    Hidden GemsHidden GemsMonth ago
  • American dream!!

    VITA DA REVITA DA REMonth ago
  • These comments is filled wit bozos why they even put cuz out there like that

    Cardi YayCardi YayMonth ago
  • LOL..CCRIIIP

    Sir ReginaldSir ReginaldMonth ago
  • Toronto Raptors fans love DeMar DeRozan

    Mr. XMr. XMonth ago
  • Same hood as roddy rich

    LowbvllLowbvllMonth ago
  • Nah bro this ain’t anything compared to Mikey Williams life

    Nut scratcher cel ng NjighaNut scratcher cel ng NjighaMonth ago
  • So... that’s not DeRozan in the thumbnail dressed as a crip? So... just living in an area makes you a crip? That’s pretty cool. I live next door to a barber. Does that mean I can cut hair? Nice!

    anonymous lakernerdanonymous lakernerdMonth ago
  • Bro this video straight bs 😂😂😂 not everyone from Compton gang bangs.. Demar was always a good kid

    TB 102TB 102Month ago
    • @TB 102 Dude niggas I went to school with didn't know I was a Vicelord fam 😂. They thought I was a good kid too and I was in they eyes 😂

      greenghost2212greenghost221225 days ago
    • @greenghost2212 I went to Compton wit him and I’m telling you he didn’t 😂.. you got it though

      TB 102TB 10225 days ago
    • He admitted he did smh 🤦🏿‍♂️

      greenghost2212greenghost221226 days ago
    • Lol

      310TANK EBTCREW310TANK EBTCREWMonth ago
  • First time I watched DeRozan play I was shocked. I had never seen anyone as athletic as him ever.

    Daniel BooterDaniel BooterMonth ago
  • I have the same first name as his best friend he lost

    MYTHICALMYTHICALMonth ago
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