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Old 04-07-2017, 05:59 AM
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:05 PM
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I think it's high time the media stopped giving him a forum for his -----------Lets politely call it eccentricity.

Or, were they alive we could lock him in a room with Jimmy the Greek and Al Campanis, who lost their careers decades ago for a lot less.

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Old 04-07-2017, 02:34 PM
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IMO, He could learn a lot from Richard Williams and Earl Woods.
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I think it's high time the media stopped giving him a forum for his -----------Lets politely call it eccentricity.

Or, were they alive we could lock him in a room with Jimmy the Greek and Al Campanis, who lost their careers decades ago for a lot less.

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That was my thoughts,

Change one thing about Lavar and this story would have had a much different ending. Double standards are double standards under all circumstances.
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The 1980's celtics disagree.
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This guy is a horse's ass, but his belief that African Americans are better basketball players, and for that matter athletes generally, is probably shared by a very large majority of the American population. Goes back to idiocy about slavery and the effect it had on physical development. Of course nonsense if you understand anything about genetics and human evolution.

As far as double standards go, they are everywhere you look on all sides of the equation. Just look at the response of various groups to political events this week and how the same people responded to things 2 years ago.

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I think it's high time the media stopped giving him a forum for his -----------Lets politely call it eccentricity.

Or, were they alive we could lock him in a room with Jimmy the Greek and Al Campanis, who lost their careers decades ago for a lot less.

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Difference is, he doesn't have a career to lose, so that pretty much gives him the freedom to be as big of an ass as he wants.

The biggest punishment for this guy, would be to just ignore him.

ESPN won't though, because he's click bait. That's just the world we live in nowadays.
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Wonder if having a loose cannon/albatross like that tied around his neck will drop the kid in the upcoming draft? Could be costing the kid $$$ every time his traps off. If he ever shows up in NY the tabloids will run wild.
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Yes, he's got "nothing to lose" although the question of how he affects the draft for his kid seems a fair one. Sadly, I figure if the scouts and owners think he's as good as his dad claims, he'll be drafted pretty high by some hapless team.
I can't picture most good teams dealing with some one telling them how their game should be run and how their kid should be used as a player the way his college coach has.

When I posted the same story to Facebook my opinion of him was much more strongly worded. I thought it was too far over the line for here. We're a harsh place for some, but generally civil.
I couldn't even bring it up on the old racing bike list I'm on, and not just because it's off topic. They're like movie version old british guys. "I say, that Armstrong chap shouldn't have taken stuff" "Quite so old boy, and you shouldn't mention him because he's far too recent. Tut tut. "

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