Raptors' DeRozan: Seahawks' Sherman 'a good dude'

Raptors' DeMar DeRozan and Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman were both born in Compton,...

Raptors' DeMar DeRozan and Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman were both born in Compton, Calif. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:02 AM ET

TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan has unique insight into the Richard Sherman kerfuffle, a situation he is bemused by.

DeRozan, Toronto’s star guard and Sherman, the All Pro cornerback who has been the main story ahead of the Super Bowl for a controversial post-game rant were both born in Compton, Calif. They have a number of common friends, including Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings and DeRozan, about 1 1/2 years younger, used to watch Sherman play when their rival schools would meet on the gridiron.

After making a game-saving play in the NFC Championship game against San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree — who he had a bit of a personal history with — a pumped-up Sherman told a shell-shocked ESPN reporter Erin Andrews: “I’m the best corner in the game ... When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you’re gonna get. Don’t you ever talk about me.”


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