On the streets of Little Rock, Ark., when someone calls a foul, there’s usually an argument or sometimes even a fight. The way Archie Goodwin explains it, it’s either you man up and bulldoze your way through contact, or back down, call a foul and start a fight.
Goodwin, one of Little Rock’s finest, grew up learning to be a man in what he described as the “rough part” of Little Rock. There he figured out how to play with the big boys and flourish against top-flight competition.
He was molded – more like hardened – by the streets of Little Rock.
“When you play street ball, there’s really no fouls called,” Goodwin said. “If you don’t make it, you don’t make it.”