Re: Kobe in trouble again
posted at 4/13/2011 6:33 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Kobe in trouble again
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kobe in trouble again : I am a 48 year old caucasian male who grew up in Stoughton and played lots and lots of playground ball in Brockton where I was generally the only caucasian on the court but routinely referred to as an N-bomb..... how that can be acceptable is very simply beyond on me other than the gigantic doublestandard that exists. I am sure this will be construed as some sort of racist statement but to not acknowledge the doublestandard is silly. To add to my perspective I noticed that there was no talk on this board earlier this year when a national writer wrote that KG is nothing but a bully and routinely likes to pick on guys that are a lot smaller than him and especially if they are caucasian foreigners.... not one thread, not one comment within a thread, not one word / sentence........ my overall point is that it is the laundry they wear coupled with the fact that they get out of things that the average Joe would not get away with. Yes I am implying that what you read, hear, etc. from the press that Pierce was something other than a victim. No evidence to suggest otherwise but I am entitled to my opinion. What I was saying about Pierce is part of my overall point, if he was a Knick this board would be scratching their collective heads trying to figure out (regardless of the facts) why Pierce was not in jail but simply because he wears green, he is / was a victim. I have no idea what happened with Pierce, it was an example. Imagine what color clothes you would be wearing day after day if you did what Donte Stallworth did....would you adopt a certain liking for stripes if you did what Andrey Blatche did?.... would you be reading a lot, and perhaps working on your GED if you did what Delonte West did?...... If you did what Vick(tim) did you would be lucky to get less than 10 years and they wouldn't throw out the drugs, prostitution, and other charges and then lessen the charges like they did with LT.
Posted by TheDUDDER[/QUOTE]
Ok, well thanks for the backround and history but I didnt question your opinion, cuz that is yours. I asked what you meant and I got lost in your answer. Saying that the "n" is a synonym for black people is wrong. It means ignorant person, and only is used in most ghettos around the world because we were called that so much that we thought it was our name. I can attest to Brockton...I have been there, lived there, and there are just as many white kids using the word because they wanna be black. I grew up in Roxbury with only blacks...I moved to the suburbs as a teen and was subjected to racism quite frequently, but it doesnt mean I have to be a racist or hate white people. I honestly dont know anything about this K.G. story you speak of or Blatche for that matter, cuz I watch b-ball for entertainment and dont get caught up in off court drama, but we know if you have money it dont matter what color you are. I dont care to question your opinon, no matter how crazy they are (Paul Pierce?!) , why bring him up when u said you dont know the story? You made a choice to play ball in Brockton, which to me, is like a suburb with lots of drug addicts and drug dealers, than thats your choice, and you dont have to put up with name calling, just leave.. I dont get your point. I am not calling you racist, cuz I dont know you, but whats ur point, you are white and were called the n word, so to you, all that means is someone called you ignorant, there is no meaning behind it if you are white and you also prove my point that the N word is not race related (in reality). Only if you are Black..call it double standard or whatever, but in regards to K.G. he is talking to himself , hyping himself up, he rarely looks at a player while talking, so its harmless.
for the record, I could care less about Kobe said either, I just liek razzing the Lakers, but K.G. hasnt really done any harm like the ones you mentioned, neither has Pierce for that matter(that we know of) so give them that respect