It was a great story. Truly heartbreaking for someone of his talent to end up how it did.
I think it was great to see, however, the man has a job and gets up and goes to work everyday. How many people who had been where he had been could humble themselves like that? The way his career went, I might have expected him to devolve into a life of crime and drugs.
The thing that amazed me about the show was the despite showing many of his amazing runs, ISU didn't make any of the hightlights. It seems like it never fails that if there is any mention of a former great athlete, and ISU played against them, we'll be in the clips getting run over/dunked on etc. It was a nice change of pace.
It was a great show. DuPree was an athletic freak. 6'2", 230, and running a 9.5 in the 100 in the late 70's/early 80's was pretty much unheard of. It really makes you wonder what he could have been if the people he surrounded himself with really would have looked out for his best interest.
I had this thought too, but it seemed like most of the college clips came from games that were nationally televised, and we didn't play in too many of those.
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