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Life not as easy as hoops for Dembo

Former March Madness hero and SI cover boy on the road back from shooting incident

Originally Published: September 29, 2009
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

He stayed holed up in the house, too afraid to even go to the front yard.

That part made sense. He had every reason to be afraid. Some stranger had come through that front yard and through the front door, intent on robbing his home.

But he didn't talk to anyone. Worse, he didn't want to.

That's when Fennis Dembo knew things weren't right.

Twenty-two years ago his grinning face jumped off the cover of Sports Illustrated, the magazine tabbing the guy with the ...

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