He was just a local boy who liked his food.
But when that guy came, he was so violent. Like he could have killed me.
He beat him up with baseball bats because Phar is a man. But they were on his territory – they had the city’s land and everything.
I’ve never been in that kind of trouble ever.
I didn’t have any guns.
This guy, this guy was a maniac.
It was on one of those days when I went back home and I came to the house and it was destroyed.
In my father’s kitchen, it was a mess from all of the stuff and he’s got this little dog that’s a hero, he brings water in and he puts my dad’s cereal in my bowl. If he brings me a snack, I eat it.
My dad saved my life.
What’s your favorite memory about growing up in Baltimore?
My favorite memory is the day I was born. It was just a wonderful day, there’s a photo taken. I have to say it was special.
We had a good house. The whole family, all of us were on very good terms and then when I got into the seventh grade my mom had a miscarriage. I guess that’s probably why we’re all so close.
That’s a good story for a very long time, it’s one of my favorites because I think it shows my parents got along.
Did you learn from what happened when you got older?
I never really learned. It’s the worst day I ever had, but it was a day. It’s one of those things you’ll never forget.
What’s been the hardest moment in your life?
It’s been hard. When I started, I thought what I was going to do for a living. I was gonna play ball, do something.
To start, I was working full time so I took some time off. I was trying to do something different than anybody else. I never thought it was going to be in the NBA.
My mom came home to make me take her to a restaurant and we got there and her husband asked me if I wanted a hamburger and I said “no” and so he got all mad. He said, “You don’t want a hamburger, you want chicken!” I thought maybe he had chicken. They were out of chicken; they didn’t have