“Kenyon and Carmelo carried two big burdens: all that money and no father to show them how to act like a man,” wrote George Karl in his new book.
So let's get this straight, Black Men 18-44 (4% of US population) commit 52% of all murders, generally they score abysmally on SAT and IQ tests, many of them walk around with their drawers showing, they blame white people for everything and George Karl, a guy who deals almost solely with young African American men can't say anything about what may be at the root of this dysfunction and how it even creeps into the NBA?? Seventy-five percent of black children are born into fatherless homes. In Democratically run inner cities the number is much higher. Do you think that young black men would walk around with their underwear showing if they had to walk past a man before leaving the house?? If you say yes then you are more racist than many are claiming George Karl is. You are doubting the principles of would be black fathers. The majority of the black men I know would not let their sons walk around showing their buttocks all day. Do you think a young black man could rob a liquor store, fight with a law enforcement officer or beat up a woman if he had a strong man was in the home?? Could you imagine a young black man calling home from the precinct and saying "Dad, I know I hit that old lady upside the head and stole her purse but it wasn't my fault. White supremacy made me do it". Really?? If you think that black men are okay with this foolishness then you are more racist than you are claiming George Karl to be.
I was raised in a single mother home. I was a latch key kid at age 7. I could've done whatever I wanted. Many young black kids do. They don't have guidance. Many of these single mothers are violent and make poor decisions choosing men. Many of their children end up being abused or molested by men they bring into the home. One income stream forces families to live in ghettos and war zones. I have worked, lived and gone to school with the products of these homes and sadly I can now speak to a young black man for a few minutes and with great accuracy determine whether or not he had a dad in his life. Why did former NBA commissioner David Stern have to institute a zero tolerance dress code for all players?? Because he's dealing with a population of men who were raised in harsh environments by single women. He had to be their daddy. This is the conundrum. Fatherless homes are clearly a problem in the black community but because a white man highlighted it, it will go ignored and dismissed as racism. Get in the comment box and let me know what you think.
Update: I have received a ton of backlash from African Americans who object to and dispute the stat that I used at the beginning of the article. So let me break it down and explain it for many who are confused. Yes, African Americans comprise 13% of the US population (roughly 40 million people) but that includes babies, old ladies, little girls, senior citizens, transgenders, etc. This is the crucial part so pay attention black folks. Black Men ages 18-44 comprise 4% of the US population (roughly 14 million people). Get it. We are only talking about Black men ages 18-44. That's it. This group makes up 4% of the US population because as you remember, we aren't counting babies, seniors and other blacks that aren't males between the ages of 18 and 44. Got it. This group which makes up 4% of the total US population commits 52% of all murders in the United States annually. So yes, white women kill people, Hispanic midgets kill people, Native American senior citizens kill people but all those people combined murder less than black men 18-44. If this did not help you understand the stat at the beginning of the article then you need to go back to school or jump off of a bridge.
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In a week where MTV gave us 2017 New Year's Resolutions for White Males, I find it hard to act like Grayson Allen purposely tripping a kid again is the worst thing that ever happened. White guys have taken it on the chin this week so lets leave the kid alone for a moment and focus on the adult, Coach K. Imagine what he would think if a guy on another team was a serial tripper and his latest victim was a Dukie? Would Kryzewski be so forgiving? Would there be all this talk about how good of a kid the player was?? I know a few good kids and if Grayson Allen is a good kid then I guess I know a lot more good kids than I thought. So what exactly makes a good kid? Is it actually doing things the right way and not throwing temper tantrums when you get caught doing things the wrong way, or is it having a legion of coaches and ex-Dukie talking heads claim that you are a good kid and it was just a mistake, again? For Grayson Allen it seems that the latter is true.
Since the first incident a year ago we have been bombarded with Grayson is a good kid who made a stupid mistake stuff. People want to act like tripping an opponent to the ground is common place in college basketball. That it is merely a bi-product of a physical, fast paced game. Fine, but the last three tripping incidents I've seen have all been committed by Grayson Allen. It's like Draymond Green's penchant for kicking opponents. He's the only one who ever does it. So it's hard to say that Grayson Allen qualifies as a good kid but is that a bad thing?? There is no expectation or mandate that college athletes have to be good kids. Only that they be good players and decent students. So lets stop forcing this good kid role onto Grayson Allen. He obviously doesn't want it. Get in the comment box and let me know what you think.
By the way, #5 Duke beat Elon 72-61. Grayson Allen shot 1-8 and scored 3 points.
A few months ago, after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskin players stormed off the field and into the locker room talking all types of trash. "We run the East", "We're the champs of the NFC East" they proclaimed with pride. So the next day Stephen A. Smith took the Skins to task on First Take. He even called out the cast of Inside the Locker room on ESPN 980. Well, the guys at 980 heard his rant and invited Smith onto their show that afternoon. There Smith was met by anger and disrespect from Brian Mitchell who cursed and taunted him repeatedly. Stephen A. Smith was professional and gracious, probably because Doc Walker and Scott Jackson were very nice to him. Anyway, Stephen A. Smith waited in the shadows and sure enough the Redskins went full Redskins and fell apart. Now after another anemic performance on a national stage the Redskins and by proxy their apologist are on the menu. So today on First Take Stephen A. Smith ordered a large Brian Mitchell with a side of Doc Walker and a shot of Scott Jackson. He also eviscerated the Redskin players. Watch the video and get in the comment box and let me know what you think.