To Be Young, Gifted, and Intact.

Robert Lashley
3 min readSep 4, 2022

Serena Williams: A Personal Appreciation

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I usually curbed my young snot-nosed jerk when I was around my grandmother, but she had to check me on it one time when we were watching a Roberto Duran fight. It was in the early 90s, past when Ray Leonard pasted him in their rubber match, and about a decade removed from when he was world-class. I didn’t understand why big mama and my uncles watched him: he had a…

Robert Lashley

Writer. Author. Former Jack Straw and Artist Trust Fellow. The baddest ghetto nerd on the planet.