Searching for the right role models


"I am not a role model," Charles Barkley said with a sneer. "I am not paid to be a role model. I am paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court. Parents should be role models."

It was almost 10 years since that infamous Nike commercial aired on television and sparked a controversy.

Should athletes and entertainers be role models?

Some people say no. Role models should be people you can talk to, reach out to when you are in need - a person who is part of your immediate life. People like parents, relatives, coaches or teachers.

Others say, hell yes, they are role models. Being in the spotligh...

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