Lunchtime Quickie: Update: The Man With The Golden Voice

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Very touching story, nice to see something positive on the internet once in a while, even for a grouchy jaded person like me.
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yay internet!
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something in my eye
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I miss all that hair, though.
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This is awesome, but I hope he has some kind of support system or case management going for him. Chances are the reasons he was homeless are a little more complex than "couldn't get a radio job", and most of those reasons are still there. I wish him all the best in the world.
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Nice of him to admit it was his own fault he wound up on the streets and not blame society. What a rare quality these days.
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Sure is dusty in here or something...
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@5 In Kelly's post from yesterday he mentions he ended up on the streets because of drug problems, but that he's been 2 years clean, if I recall correctly.
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@8, there's more to being clean than just being clean.
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yay for this guy!
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@9 - That's a big concern for me, as well. Once someone has hit bottom that hard for that long, he's going to need more than just a new haircut, some new clothes, a pat on the back, and an admonishment not to fuck up his second chance.

The Cavaliers are good people for offering this to him, but I hope they are prepared to give him a long-term support system (at least a year) to ease him back into "normal" life. (Especially since his life isn't going to be normal for a while - he's gone from obscurity to internet fame.) I'm not saying he can't be successful. He probably can be very successful - he just probably doesn't have some of the basic life skills that the rest of us take for granted and is going to need help to attain those.
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Yay and stuff, but let's hope he gets employed and settled somewhere soon. Rumors have it that the Cleveland Cavaliers have made him an offer. Sounds like a decent gig if all works out.
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@12 - How do you write when you can't read?
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@11 The Cavaliers can get him in touch with John Lucas' group or some other quality life coaching. The NBA has learned a lot about talented people blowing their chances on, well, blow.
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@13 It's rough, I admit.

Yeah, I missed that link in the post, went and pulled up an article from the Examiner website via Google News, and it sounded a bit iffier than the one everyone else here evidently read, like he wasn't 100% sure he was going to take it/get it. So, I'm sorry I'm not on the same wavelength as everyone else who read the linked story, but I was relaying what I did read.