Ball Don't Lie - Study Guide Chapter 29-30 Summary & Analysis

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Shift to Lincoln Rec, where Sticky gets into a fight with other players and is asked to leave. The guys at the gym sit around outside talking about life. They admire Sticky for his playing but demand he abandon his plans to shoplift a bracelet for Anh-thu's birthday. As Sticky and some of the guys are smoking pot, Sticky's friend Dante wants to know his rationale for shoplifting from a store: he tries to persuade Sticky to be more mature, though he admits that guys like Sticky have a disadvantage in American society. The two young men bond and have a heart-to-heart talk; even though Sticky is white, Dante sees him as a brother. Dante further confronts Sticky about his OCD and about the fact that he's been bouncing from one foster home to another. It is obvious that "the fact that Dante cares about...

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