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JabarkusRussell
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Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
Why does society go from despising an athlete to suddenly loving them? Artest did one of most despicable things in sports yet when he won the Finals everyone thought off him as a lovable person. Tyson beat women and went to jail yet after The Hangover he is lovable too.


drake20
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
malice at the palace was awesome


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WB504
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
Media loves a redemption story.


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Murray
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
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Tyson


Was never despised.


Billy Mays
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
Lebron - despised after "taking talents" TV spot.

Loved now.


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tigerpimpbot
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
Americans loves stories of redemption.


JabarkusRussell
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
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Was never despised.


Oh?

Tyson was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington

Tiger is regaining favor too. I guess I am just a very unforgiving person.
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Sophandros
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
I didn't think that what Artest did was the most despicable thing in sports, and I certainly didn't despise him.

But I also am not the biggest Artest fan right now, and I'm unaware of the hordes of people who love him now.


BarbeTiger
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
LeBron


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JabarkusRussell
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
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But I also am not the biggest Artest fan right now, and I'm unaware of the hordes of people who love him now.


I remember him being on Jimmy Kimmel and he was infatuated with him. He couldn't stop singing his praises. Wasn't George Foreman hated too?


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Kafka
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
FWIW I still hate all these people


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craigbiggio
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
Jarrett Lee


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Zamoro10
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
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Americans loves stories of redemption.


America loves more - building up so they can tear down.


JabarkusRussell
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
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FWIW I still hate all these people


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DestrehanTiger
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
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Tiger is regaining favor too. I guess I am just a very unforgiving person.


I'd say there is a good amount of people that never stopped liking Tiger. He did what pretty much all athletes and celebrities do in sleeping around.


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RonFNSwanson
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
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Artest did one of most despicable things in sports yet when he won the Finals everyone thought off him as a lovable person.


Say what?


LSUgators
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
Well I for one was always on Artest's side in that brawl. Sure, he hit the wrong guy when he went up there, but if somebody was immature enough to throw beer at Artest on the floor, he deserved a beatdown.


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bbap
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
i never was bothered by what tiger did.


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Murray
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
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Tyson was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington


I guess since he was a boxer, it only seemed to enhance his image. I'm not saying he was going to be able to run for president or do a guest spot on Barney at the time but he wasn't really despised.

Now Tiger, on the other hand, took a public image beating like I've rarely seen.


saintsfan22
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re: Despised Athletes Suddenly Becoming Lovable
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Tyson was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington


It's pretty funny that people consider Tyson guilty but when an athlete today gets accused of rape usually under the same scenario it's always chalked up to a lying woman.


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