Vin Diesel recently opened up about the death of Paul Walker. Diesel said it was tough to lose Walker and then went into a self-serving monologue referencing his turbulent, war torn past:
“It’s a heavy thing, Michael. You know? I grew up in the bouncer world, and we lost people while we were bouncing. But the brotherhood in Paul Walker was something completely different.”
The bouncing world is clearly fraught with the dangers of cologne inhalation and clipboard wrist, but armed conflict is pretty rare. Bouncing is less dangerous than filming a Fast Furious film. Just because your buddy Fat Joey died of a cardiac event keeping the underaged frat kids out of the Palladium doesn’t rank him up there with Audie Murphy. If you want to name yourself after a fuel that powers Mac trucks you have to come up with a scarier glory days story than bouncing. Vin did play a lot of basketball in the mixed Jewish leagues in New York. You could take a fucking elbow in those games like nobody’s business. People have no idea how rough Vin had it coming up. So Vin is going to tell you, whether you like it or not.
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