Since the Magic acquired Arron Afflalo one word has described him: professional.
Afflalo is the kind of player that has had to work for everything he has had. He ducks his head, gets his work done and talks about the team first. That has been the experience with him in a Magic uniform. His soft-spoken nature certainly does not let you into some of the trials from his past.
Coming from Compton, Calif., there were a lot of pitfalls that Afflalo could have fallen into and prevented him from achieving his NBA dreams. Afflalo's work ethic was very much built from having to have the tunnel vision to make his dreams come true.
Peer reaction to Afflalo's decision to focus his life to achieving a dream and rising out of an impoverished area ran the gamut. Jealousy was present. Admiration was present. It was all there. Afflalo was never distracted and he went for and achieved his dreams.
it is always to good to be reminded where Afflalo came from and what he had to ove...