A little more than 40 years later, Monroe, now 68 years old, said he still feels regret about leaving Baltimore, citing the naivete of his younger self. Yesterday, Monroe reflected on his career and his time with the Bullets at an event in Baltimore to celebrate the official release of his autobiography, "Earl the Pearl: My Story."
In some ways, Prince George's is to Washington, D.C., as Brooklyn is to Manhattan when it comes to basketball. While the District has produced hoop legends such as Elgin Baylor and Dave Bing, Prince George's has several of its own, such as Kevin Durant and Ty Lawson, currently in the NBA. Laurel, which also includes parts of Anne Arundel and Howard County, also has its own share of basketball standouts.