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Derrick Coleman

"bad Boy"

Another basketball player with an uneven reputation, Charles Barkley, weighed in on Coleman's "bad boy" reputation. He said, "I don't think anyone has ever questioned the talent he has, but sometimes he has let outside distractions take away from what he is doing on the court." Other commentators, though, have had a different opinion: that Coleman is a narcissist, spoiled by his fame and talent to the point of not noticing anything in the real world. Whatever the cause, Coleman's reputation continues to be problematic, and interferes at times with how well he plays the game that he has such talent for.

Awards and Accomplishments

1991 Named NBA Rookie of the Year
1994 Plays in NBA All-Star game
1994 Wins Gold Medal at World Championships

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