That’s according to retired US basketball player, Jalen Rose, who was at the ESPN screening of the documentary “The Fab Five,” which Rose helped to produce; he was also a member of The Fab Five (The Fab Five was the nickname for a 1991 University of Michigan men’s basketball team recruitment class that is considered by some to be “the greatest class ever recruited”). When asked to describe growing up in the Detroit projects, this what Jalen had to say:

“For some of these kids, it’s like Beirut to finally get to school,” Rose said after the screening. “Your uncle’s on crack, you’ve never met your dad, trying to help your mom feed the family, your brother or sister is sick. Finally you get to school and it’s like, ‘You expect me to learn?’ ”

Jalen, your looks like Beirut certificate will be dispatched shortly.

Jalen Rose speaks at a private screening of ESPN film's premiere documentary "The Fab Five" at the Detroit Science Center. Marissa McClain/Daily

Jalen Rose speaks at a private screening of ESPN film's premiere documentary "The Fab Five" at the Detroit Science Center. Marissa McClain/Daily