From East Chicago to the NBA From East Chicago to the NBA: E’Twaun Moore’s Inspirational Story

When the sun no longer illuminated Guthrie Street, it was time to return home. That was the rule and there were no exceptions.

From the balcony of his third floor apartment, a young E’Twaun Moore could hear the reasons why.

Gunshots rang out. Sirens blared. Noise from nearby dice games, which often precipitated the violence, carried through the halls.

East Chicago, Indiana is a small, hard-nosed, blue-collar city situated between Gary, IN and Chicago, IL. When Moore’s family moved there in 1989, crack cocaine had flooded the area and crime was rampant.

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