(via the Gangster report)
The history of basketball has known many CHAIRS. It used to be LeBron, it was Mike, and before that, it was Magic. Each generation has its own star – the one that dominates the game and influences communities based on gender.
Well, for IT, that includes Bill Russell, Karim, Dr. J. and Lebron James himself.
Things may be different in the white community now. Tom Brady shouldn’t speak for the white community, and Joe Montana shouldn’t speak for the white community and raise them in America. In the black community it was always different; whether it was Joe Louis when he fought Max Schmeling and the importance of that fight, Jesse Owens who won the gold medal in Germany and the importance of that fight, Tommy Smith [and John Carlos] . So if you look at Muhammad Ali, he wasn’t the best because he could take people out – Muhammad Ali was the best because he did it outside the field, outside the ring. So the champion has always worn this dress; especially in the NBA Bill Russell wore it, Karim Abdul-Jabbar wore it, Dr. J. wore it, and now LeBron wears it.
For the IT department, this is more than just an impact on the basketball court. It’s about being a role model, a leader and a fighter for those who have no voice.
So if you look at what GOAT means to us in terms of social climbing and standing up for the voiceless in our community, you can be the champion on the ground. What he did statistically, the numbers don’t lie. But what he did in the field isn’t a lie either. So, you know, basketball, dribbling, shooting, picking… …nobody did what they statistically did in ALL KALIBREN. We now have players who dominate the same category. But we’ve never had a player who would dominate so many statistical categories in the world. And this is LeBron James.
But it mysteriously misses Michael Jeffrey Jordan, who was not only recognized as a winner with unparalleled basketball skills, but also created a huge wave of impressions in society. Jordan has donated to many charities, supported numerous causes and movements, and has spoken out on many issues of social justice, both on match days and today.
His negligence came as no surprise to those who accused Thomas of having a negative bias against Jordan.
When people think I’m trying to belittle someone by talking about those two, they have their own agenda, not necessarily mine.
Thomas and Jordan have a long history of brutal baseball games, including numerous playoff fights and various off-body verbal confrontations. It is clear that there is still a degree of hostility between them.
When asked whether Thomas was willing to meet Mr. Jordan in person, he said he was willing to do so – but whether it would actually stay or not.
As far as his rather controversial view on the mouth is concerned, you can do whatever you want with it, but he’s right about one thing: The best players will be remembered for what they do off the field, almost as much as how they play it.