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1 year, 11 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 11.7.12

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 @duhsweetness Not a fan of much from G.O.O.D they all have very similar flow and A LOT of dad jokes

2 years ago on Thursday Bolts - 10.18.12

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 @TheFix82 Who's logic... your logic? Pretty easy to flag someone for homerism when you're on a team specific blog.

2 years, 4 months ago on Return of the Dream: Thunder-Spurs preview

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 @FF_pickups

"There are two camps here:

Camp 1: Raise the age limit for the NBA

Camp 2: Maintain or lower the age limit for the NBA"

 

The final question is somewhere close to what I feel the correct one is. From my social perspective, racism is the norm. It is an assumption that the black community is disenfranchised from it's white counter-part. The work is to try to bridge these gaps economically and socially, without damaging cultural difference, wherever they may be.

 

With that being said I look at Camp 1 & 2 with the perspective of damage and improvement to the community. Raising the age could potentially help young black athletes to act responsibly and maturely with future economic prospects, and help develop talent with a mature attitude toward work. I want to say that I'm not assuming that all black athlete's act irresponsibly and immaturely. If someone is at the level of Lebron, Rose, Durant, and the like, they did not get there by being slackers and goof-offs.

 

I agree Davey that we are all earthlings, but value, be it moral or economic, exists. I am blessed to be born in a situation that has provided for me opportunities for liberty and achievement. I do consider my place to be one of privilege, and living in Chicago has made it blatantly obvious. 

 

Basketball is beloved in Chicago, a great excuse for when I go to bars I get to clap loud and cheer for the thunder even though I'm the only one, people here understand. We love Derrick Rose because we have had tiny glimpses at places like Englewood, where Derrick Rose is from, and Maywood. As a sidenote example Dwight Howard's cousin was shot in Englewood just a couple weeks back. Basketball has been an outlet for the black community to get out of senseless violence and destructive lives. It is a great oppurtunity, though I will say a push for other ways would be ideal because lets face it there is only ten folks on a court at a time.

 

When it comes to the raising the age debate though I would hope that it would provide more and longer scholarships and some perspective. I by no means do I think this is the "answer" but it could help. I again find the Thunder such a great team, because I see mature and responsible players playing their heart out for a great city. Love this game and love this team. The games and championships are great, but the lives it influences and the people it brings together is something to love too.  

 

 

2 years, 5 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 5.9.12

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 @DavyTheWise  @FF_pickups At the end they ask KD about his year in college and what he thinks about the rule. Of course he's not gonna talk about race but could be some material anyhow. http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=7914898

2 years, 5 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 5.9.12

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 @ThunderChick2010  @FF_pickups Heh don't think I can continue this one much longer I got a few papers to write before I graduate Saturday. I don't really want to be my first entrance to the community one that pisses off a bunch of folk either. Which is why I chose this debate right :).

2 years, 5 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 5.9.12

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 @DavyTheWise  @FF_pickups Was not putting words in your mouth dood was going from the Ron Paul quote you posted. Not anonymous just haven't really posted before, though I've been following for awhile. Name is Troy living in Chicago and I felt like it was an intriguing discussion. Folk should probably back off personal attacks if a discussion is gonna take place. The extension of age to 20 is a complex issue and Steve Kerr did draw out reasons involving social, economic, and moral prerogatives. Race does have a stake in this debate too. Shouldn't be ignored just because its touchy. If there isn't some sense of maturity, responsibility, talent, and attitude, than 18 is an arbitrary number. Might as well be whenever the kid is good enough even if that means dropping out of high school. Unless maybe finishing high school has some benefit.

2 years, 5 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 5.9.12

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 @DavyTheWise  @FF_pickups can't be reduced :X oh and thunderup...

2 years, 5 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 5.9.12

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 @DavyTheWise  @FF_pickups Free market capitalism rewards liberty to those with capital, and achievement and competence is a result of liberty after having capital. I think requiring two years of college provides longer and more scholarships for the black community, which, only in a small way, helps bridge discrepancies between race (which is social and economic.) It is a complex issue that can be reduced to one term called liberty. Answers are only simple if you think the question is.

2 years, 5 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 5.9.12

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 @Thunder S Cop out for actually being knowledgeable and insightful.

2 years, 5 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 5.9.12

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 @f5alcon But because of exhibit A you will see that my conclusion, known as B, is correct. Thunderup

2 years, 5 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 5.9.12

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