I’ve read some really stupid things about sports in the last few years but this one has to take the grand prize. Well, at least up to this point in 2016. Let me preface this as I often have to do that the person making these comments is a conservative and, equally, as I often have to do I must say that it is the product of a febrile mind that has been twisted to the right heavily by gravity against a skull made of stone and religion of the self worshipping. That out of the way I just read an article written by Collins at his website Coach Is Right where he complains about comments made by NBA Hall of Fame Center Kareem Abdul Jabbar about Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki. First, the comments by Abdul Jabbar in context, during a question and answer period, at a lecture with noted economist Tyler Cowen at George Mason University nine days ago:
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Has there been an unstoppable move in the NBA since the skyhook? And I bring up Dirk’s fadeaway.
ABDUL-JABBAR: You asked about Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk Nowitzki’s shot is very hard to block, but I don’t think that he was able to have a dominant career because he couldn’t do other things. If he could have shot like that and rebounded and played defense and blocked shots, then he would have been all-around, and he would have gotten more credit. He was like a one-trick pony.
You want guys that can shoot like that on your team. I’m not saying that he lacked value, but he would have been considered at a higher level if he had done more on the court other than just shoot the ball.
And now the reaction to that question and answer from Kevin “Coach” Collins:
Recently we’re reminded of the jealousy and hatred some Black athletes feel toward White players who excel in a sport Blacks think they own. The stream of racist bile from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar directed toward the Dallas Mavericks’ future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki is a handy example of this.
When asked about Nowitzki’s shot, Jabbar launched into a stupid and unsupportable racist attack on Nowitzki’s accomplishments as an NBA player.
“You asked about Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk Nowitzki’s shot is very hard to block, but I don’t think that he was able to have a dominant career because he couldn’t do other things. If he could have shot like that and rebounded and played defense and blocked shots, then he would have been all-around, and he would have gotten more credit. He was like a one-trick pony. You want guys that can shoot like that on your team. I’m not saying that he lacked value, but he would have been considered at a higher level if he had done more on the court other than just shoot the ball.”
For the record, Dirk Nowitzki, who was a ninth pick, is now the only player to amass 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 1000 blocks, 1000 3 point baskets and 1000 steals. He has been an NBA champion and League MVP. Nowitzki is a 13 time All- Star. He was the first Maverick voted to the All-NBA team and along with Jabbar, Nowitzki is one of only two players to have four consecutive 30 point, 15 rebound playoff games.
It is pretty clear that Jabbar hasn’t really kept up with what is going in the NBA. Maybe it’s because not many people in the NBA liked him. Not surprisingly, when he retired the offers of coaching jobs he assumed would come in abundance never materialized.
As a proud practicing Muslim, Jabbar must be viewed carefully. The guy doesn’t like White people going back to when his high school coach called him a N^%%#r during half time of a big game.
When Larry Byrd beat the Pistons in the playoffs during his rookie year, Dennis Rodman joined Isiah Thomas in saying Byrd would not be seen as such a great a player if he was Black. Rodman eventually proved himself to be a moron and Thomas made a habit of sexually harassing the women who worked for him. Jabbar converted to a religion that hates Christians; especially White Christians so where is the character difference among them?
Okay, you read that for yourself where’s the racism part come in? Abdul Jabbar simply said what he felt about a player and his career? Had he begun, “Well I think that cracker is a fluke . . .” then maybe Collins would have a leg to stand on here. But I think before I get to the fun part of this post [because after all this vinegar you deserve some honey] sample this bio of Kevin “Coach” Collins from his own blog:
Dr. Kevin “Coach” Collins, a member of American Mensa and the Sons of the American Revolution, holds a doctoral degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University, and brings a unique background to his endeavors. He is a Viet Nam era Marine and a retired NYPD Honor Legion street cop, who was assigned to many sensitive positions during his time with the Department.
For many years he was an adjunct professor of Behavioral Science at several colleges in the NYC area. His love of playing and teaching basketball has brought him the name, he is known as to his friends: “Coach.” Dr. Collins has recently completed his fourth book America Island a novel about how a band of American patriots who can see no other way to survive buy an island and start their own new country, America Island is available now at Wavecloud.com for just .99cents.
One last thing about Collins; his book is overpriced by a dollar.
Now for the fun part. Listening to the lecture with Cowen and Abdul Jabbar got me to thinking about an all time economics and basketball team! Starters:
John Maynard Keynes
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!
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