I wanted to hold off formulating my opinion about this NFL deal and wait to see if any more facts came out, which is the only reason I didn’t write this letter when this announcement was first made, but it’s time. He’s done so much good in the community and I do not believe that he should be canceled completely which has been buzzing around, but I do believe that we shouldn’t allow our adoration for someone to stifle our critique of that person and his actions especially when the stakes are as high as they are with the topic at hand.
People all over America and around the world believe in your cause. They support you. And they need to hear directly from the man who inspired an entire generation of athletes to find their voice and use their platforms and follow in your footsteps.
We know we have a long way to go. We are definitely not “past kneeling”. You’ve inspired millions, but now the people are ready for your voice.
Even with the NCAA doing an about-face on last week’s announcement, college athletes still exist as Tiny Tims as their universities are Ebenezer Scrooges sitting behind the desk and counting their mountains of money that continue to roll in at higher amounts year after year
I was so disappointed by your tweet last week Thursday morning where you said,
“Sorry, but I need to start off this day with a non-sports related matter. Watching these videos of kids throwing buckets of water at the NYPD is just flat-out inexcusable. And we all need to speak out AGAINST this. We are really losing ourselves if we find any of this okay!!!!”
Which led me to respond to your Tweet by saying,
“Point taken. I just want to also hear you speak out in outrage about the police consistently murdering our men & women & not having any repercussions. #NYPD officer #DanielPanteleo choked #EricGarner to death on tape & just got away scott free. That’s what’s flat-out inexcusable”
Carmelo should be on an NBA team. There are numerous title contenders where he could be not only effective but a valuable part of their championship run. This apparent shunning is actually disrespectful. Carmelo Anthony deserves a better ending.
Throughout my NBA career, I watched too many teammates pay dearly for playing through pain at the urging of doctors who put the interests of the team before the welfare of the athlete
Tiger Wood’s alliance with Trump makes this victory a little bitter sweet for me personally because I have seen this before. I remember how OJ Simpson wanted nothing to do with the Black Community even to the point of telling Dr Harry Reid “I’m not Black, I’m OJ”, which I was reminded of when Tiger proclaimed, “I’m not Black, I’m Cablasian”
The Hall of Fame coach has Michigan State back in the Final Four, but an unhinged outburst directed at his own player was a cowardly act with familiar echoes
The Blue Devils embodied everything Black America hated during my playing career, but I came to learn that perception isn’t always reality. It feels like the culture is catching up