Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Rose, right, drives past Orlando Magic forward Grant Hill during a game in Orlando, Fla. Basketball stars Jalen Rose and Grant Hill are going head to head _ but this time, they're not competing on the court. When Rose said he had considered black Duke University players like Hill "Uncle Toms," Hill responded with a blog posting that went viral and exposed a sensitive and longstanding issue for many African-Americans. If blacks have success in a white man's world, and do not conform to assumptions of how blacks should act, are they less black? (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Rose, right, drives past Orlando Magic forward Grant Hill during a game in Orlando, Fla. Basketball stars Jalen Rose and Grant Hill are going head to head _ but this time, they're not competing on the court. When Rose said he had considered black Duke University players like Hill "Uncle Toms," Hill responded with a blog posting that went viral and exposed a sensitive and longstanding issue for many African-Americans. If blacks have success in a white man's world, and do not conform to assumptions of how blacks should act, are they less black? (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
published Friday, March 18th, 2011
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Jalen Rose grew up poor in Detroit, the son of single mom and an NBA player he never met. He helped transform basketball culture as a member of Michigan’s iconic Fab Five team, then earned more than $100 million as a pro baller.

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