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tbennett76
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Your White Sheet is Showing

I love the responses to my post, especially, the "post shows what is truely wrong with sports."

Let me introduce you to a miserable place, the Missouri Valley Conference. The MVC tournament used to be a favorite of mine until I matured and saw more of the world. What it is in reality, is a place where untalented teams are "coached" to success against even less talented teams, using "ball screens", (moving effing picks) "physical defense", (constant beeyotch if you do that again I am going to pop you one hand checking), and "spot up shooting." (slow white kids) Wichita State with Baker and Early is an exception, but the league sucks.

Now how do I know the sheet part? Because the MVC is inundated with middle aged white men railing against "individual play" (African Americans with actual talent, and the ocassional Ron Baker) and "showboating" (actual entertaining effing basketball) I am not dumb, Mr. Moved to the Burbs for Good Schools, I know the code words.

It all goes back to the NBA being too black thing back in the late 70s. Too selfish, too talented, too, well, BLACK. Well the cold hard truth is white people did not want to watch a bunch of African Americans play ball. That is it, like it, despise it, it is the truth.

Then we have the "takes pressure off the kid" argument for forced servitude at the Altar of Adidas and Nike. What that really means is poor inner city kid is not ready for all that success. This my friends is racist, flat out, bold faced, bigotry centered around not a derision, but a lack of expectations. Derrick Rose got to escape Chicago and go to Memphis my butt. Ever been to Memphis? Same problems, Bruh. Just go ahead and say you assume black kids at 18 are less prepared to be adults than whites or Asians and be done with it. At least slap my face with ignorance, not whisper it into my ear. Show some sand.

And every year we go through the same thing, Bill Raftery talking about some AA kid's ability to drive and get his "onions" and your "so smart without the basketball" slower than a stripper in a strait jacket white kid. And it is racist, and disturbing and oh so tired. When is the last time you heard a commentator speak about basketball IQ and the kid did not look like a Jonas Brother? Yet I do read some writers who talk about more than athleticism-Marcus Smart's toughness for example (Re: big tough ghetto kid-got news for you homies, Smart is a suburban, intelligent, kid from Flower Mound, Texas, about as ghetto as Malibu.)

But if we are getting right down to it, the original poster who vilified my post, his right by the way, did so by talking about how much the game sucked back in the era of stars. No the game sucked because they could not shoot, The game is better now because they can shoot. End lesson. But when it comes right down to it, what is more entertaining, a three man weave with Matt Bonner finshing up with an 18 footer, or this?

www.youtube.com/watch

I rest my case. Now I have to go and prepare for another onslaught of stupid cliches with regards to college basketball. I have to gird myself for "playing within himself" and "strong with the ball" and "coach on the floor."

Myself I was a Rex Chapman type, WHITE, the ocassional ron Baker, recruited by majors and had my career derailed by a congental heart condition. I can't leap over cars anymore, I am older now, and moving onto coaching. And you don't have to like what I wrote, and I respect that. But many of you know I just wrote what you are thinking. The white sheets are showing, guys, time to tuck them in. You would not want the boys in the hood to see your hood, trust me, the end result of that is unwatchable, been there, done that, got the redneck blood on my T-Shirt.

-T


tbennett76
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You can call me crazy if you like. I could not care less. What you call crazy I call thinking for myself. It is not crazy until I start thinking for you. Think about it. Whoops.

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Hmmm....

Uh..... I think your black sheet is showing

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I bet you do feel that way!!!

I bet you do feel that way!!!

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That 'cism is strong

That 'cism is strong

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Marcus Smart is a great

Marcus Smart is a great example that race and skill/athleticism don't necessarily correlate with a players ability to play within a team concept. Don't blame the ncaa or higher education in general for racism but rather attribute them to being a product of our flawed society. When you don't have a highly talented player to backpack the team to victory you have to rely of "white ball", the best idea is to have a "white ball" system in place to go along with your talented players.

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How do you explain MARSHALL

How do you explain MARSHALL HENDERSON?

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