Tears of a Tiger begins as Andy, BJ, Gerald, And Robbie winning there school basketball game. To celebrate they are going to go out and ride around in Andy's red four-door Chevy!
As a result to celebrating Andy, left some alcohol in the trunk of his car so after the game they went riding around, drinking a couple drinks, and having fun. Until all goes wrong.
As everyone knows drinking alcohol can mess up your coordination. Andy was drinking while driving and began to swerve and wobble along the roadway. The swerving caused Andy to crash into a wall where his car catches on fire. They then soon notice Robbie is pinned in the front passenger seat. Andy, BJ, and Gerald try to rescue him but the realize he can't escape. When Andy's car burst into flames Robbie is left to burn to death !
After a couple of days Andy returns back to school and it was a little rough. Walking through the halls Andy can over hear students conversations calling him a killer an all. After the school has for fitted two of the basketball games due to Robbie's death they return back to the season with a big win. Andy making a total of 17 points. With Andy's parents being a little concerned about him they sign him up to meet with a psychologist to talk about his problems. Well attending school Andy is in his English Class and he is assigned to write a poem about anything, he writes it but never decides to turn it in because it was sad and depressing. Andy has attended a few more of the psychologist meetings but as Andy continues to go he soon convinces the psychologist he is stable and can maintain his problems. So he cuts the meetings off to they don't have to meet on a regular basis. Andy finally has build up enough courage to write Robbie's parents a letter saying sorry and remembering all the good times they shared together. Once again Andy is in English class and they are talking about death and Andy runs out the class room crying. BJ and Tyrone are concerned and went to the counselor at school to ask for help. Andy is the host to the school talent show and he is on that stage having a good time goofing off and showing the crowd a good time , when he goes back stage to tell Keisha she's up they get in an argument and they break up Keisha never goes on stage and Andy is depressed for the rest of the night and he is left to feel like he has nobody. He goes around calling people that said they would be there whenever he needs him at anytime, but nobody is available to talk.
It's time for Andy to walk to school and he begins to walk when he forgets where he is to go, so he turns back around and goes home and just sits on his bed with his dads shot gun. After sitting for a while he committees suicide where his little brother notices blood that has soaked into the living room ceiling down stairs. Andy mother runs up to his bedroom and finds Andy dead and begins to scream when Rhonda runs up find him dead as well .