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Tony Hawk Breaks Down How Activision Almost Fucked Him Out Of His Video Game Royalties By Offering Him A Check For $500,000

Imagine that? You're in your mid twenties, someone offers you a check for half a million dollars and you have the presence of mind to turn it down because you know you're worth more. Granted he was making a shit ton of money elsewhere but still, that financial decision literally set him up for life. His kids, his kids kids, and his kids kids kids (maybe) will not have to worry about money because great grandpa Tony was a savvy businessman. 

Here's the short explanation of what happened for those of you who couldn't get through the entire video... 

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And as cool as that was, hearing Schulz and Akaash talk to him about "greatness" was even cooler. At one point in his career Tony was so far ahead of his competition that judges would grade him based on his potential, not how he performed against his peers. He is to skateboarding what Tom Brady is to football- the GOAT. He's fifty-five years old and showing no signs of slowing down either. This is what he posted the other day on his twitter...

Incredible. Shout out to the Flagrant 2 guys for the awesome interview. Long live Tony Hawk. Now here's the greatest video soundtrack of all time. Enjoy…

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