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Published: Saturday, March 13 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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Dude

As comedian Ron White says, "You can't fix stupid!" Who knows what Whaley could have accomplished had he made good decisions and listened to sound advice by those who tried to help him?

and he threw it all away

All he needed was to turn his back on his past mistakes and the social circle he was once part of and he could have realized the financial security that an NBA career brings. Now all he'll know is crime, prison, probation....repeat.

Anonymous

This dude usually played like he had significant amounts of marijuana between his buttocks.

Jazzfan

What a shame to the Jazz team He should have just listen to the right people and kept on the right track. Now look at wat u got ur self into.

Henry Drummond

I remember Bob very well. I think he had some real talent and could be playing in the NBA today if he could just get his act together. Stories like this just drive me crazy.

Dude

perfect comment... you can't fix stupid. wow! Love it

the Mailman

Dont be so quick to judge someone. Have you walked in his shoes? Do you know what issues he faced growing up?

Crime, prison, probation..repeat. Please tell me thats not what you really think. You my brother are the one who needs to look in the mirror and check your attitudes and prejudices.

Not everything is black and white, though it may be easier for people to look at things that way. I remember another famous saying, "ignorance is bliss"

Doesn't Matter

Dear Mr. Mailman, it really doesn't matter what issues he had growing up. He still can't go around breaking laws. He is still responsible for his actions. There are a lot of people who have had "issues" growing up and still manage to be up standing people.

Your bleeding heart just won't change that is is most likely haeded for Crime, prison, probation..repeat.

You need to look in the mirror and come to reality

@ Mailman

Yep.

Walking in someone else's shoes is overrated.

Everyone must walk the same road. The road governed by laws. Cutting a guy slack for breaking the law is not acceptable. And cutting a guy slack that has repeatedly done so is not very smart. So the longer he is in jail the longer he is off the streets until he hopefully figures it out. Sounds insensitive? Allowing him to victimize innocent people is even more insensitive in my book.

Bunch of thugs

Unfortunately staying in the NBA might not have been much better. Too many of the players are not much better and get away with crime because of who they are.

Bobby Williams

This kid needs to stop using his buns and start using his head.

AK Fan

Sad to see such talented guy choose wrong road. He wanted easy money instead sweating and earn pay. Good words Mailman.

Journey Healing Centers

It's too bad Whaley has been fighting addictions for so long. If you know someone dealing with addictions, help them get help by calling the Free 24 hr addiction Hotline at Journey Healing Centers, 1-866-774-5119. It’s staffed with Addiction Specialists who can tell you what signs to look for + how to be supportive.

rtsbin

Addictions? I feel strongly it's his allergies. He's allergic to work. Especially hard work, which sticking in the NBA takes. Maturity is accepting 100% responsibility for where you are in life, and regardless of where Mr. Whaley is from (Benton Harbor, MI - just down the interstate from my office) he needs to learn to work/grow up.

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