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Larry Roc Johnson

Dear Larry,

Welcome back, son. It’s good to see you running like that. Forgive me if I wonder if you can keep it up, however. Nature of the game and all that.

Anyway, the reason I’m writing is to say it’s time to retire “the Roc,” OK? Now that Ramel Bradley has moved on from college basketball, you are the only prominent athlete to push that diamond up and now, it’s time to stop.

I know, I know. You are represented by the Team Roc clothing line, which essentially means the Iconix Brand has a hold of you as well. I don’t see you throwing up Iconix, but then again, this isn’t the easiest thing to do with your hands. Nevertheless, it’s time to move on and retire the Diamond Dallas Page Diamond Cutter the Roc.

Don’t get me wrong, loyalty to those who give you money isn’t a bad thing, but throwing the diamond up is kinda like the high-top fade — the fad has run its course. Maybe in ten or so years, you can do a Brandon Jennings and bring it back, but until then, please find another way of letting the world know you scored again.

Or perhaps you could, I don’t know, throw some kind of arrowhead hand sign into your repertoire — seeing how the Chiefs actually pay you more money than the clothing line you pimp. Just a thought.

Sincerely,

Your Friends at IntentionalFoul.com