Originally posted by pantstickle:Originally posted by TheSixthRing:Originally posted by pantstickle:Originally posted by LA9erFan:Originally posted by Joecool:
NBA players are fine. Their image problem is that it's a black dominated sport that, so far, other races really can't excel at because it's not just about running fast or being fat or being able to hit a small ball with a stick. It's about being extremely athletic while being abnormally tall. Now this and more facial recognition than any other sport.
A lot of other things may play into it like where the sport is played...not professional but recreational. If you want to play this sport for fun at a park, then you will need to have some thick skin along with little fear of other races.
The NBA players are fine, it's the overall image of the game of basketball that's prejudice.
Hope I wasn't too honest.
LOL! I didn't think of this, but it's very true.
That's a good point. I actually played with a paroled murderer a couple of weeks ago. Pretty nice guy...aside from murdering a dude 20 years ago.
Did you avoid saying phrases like "You killed me on that crossover" ?
He didn't mention the murder thing until after we were done playing.
It's at this park down the street from my apartment. He was there with his family, and seemed like a nice guy. Then we're sitting in the shade after I killed him on the court (yeah, I'm a killer too, chump!), and he mentions how he's given his life to God now because he recently got out of prison for moidah! I was just hoping he wouldn't say he killed a guy for beating him in a pickup game.
Well, if you ever play him again, I think you should use the word "kill" in every phrase you can possibly think up, just to see if you can get him to snap.
"Dude, you're killing it from 3-point land today"
"Killer defensive play, man"
"Yeah, we can run another one, but I gotta warn you my lungs are killing me"
"Mind if I put on some music? I dig on The Killers when I'm hooping it up"
[ Edited by TheSixthRing on May 3, 2010 at 14:03:51 ]