Sabastian Telfair

Sabastian Telfair

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The sad rise and fall of basketball prince Sebastian Telfair

Fifteen years ago, March 17, 2004, this reporter stood in front of a smiling, round faced teenager in a locker room at Madison Garden. Sebastian Telfair, 18-years-old, exuded pure joy and confidence.

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Were they fair to Telfair?

Hip-Hop, basketball, and hustlers! That trinity of entities were immortalized by the late, great Notorious B.I.G. with lyric ‘Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot.’