I think all of this is hypocritical BS. First of all, I like Jalen Rose, but his comments were stupid. If he was saying what he felt like as a 18-19 year old kid, fine. They were stupid thoughts then, too, but at least I can understand a young man not being very wise. Were they racist? I would say they were more built on not understanding people who do not grow up like you grew up. He was essentially saying that the more affluent players like Grant Hill were somehow less black than he was. Stupid comments built on youth and ignorance. Beckmann calling him racist for it was likewise stupid. He, of course, is not 18 and should know better. His comments about not liking the fab five, though, could be based on their arrogance and feeling that they were more important than the university they represented. The University made money on the backs of the poor starving kid, blah blah blah, they still cheated (Webber the most obviously, but it is a little arrogant to think that none of them knew about him or were receiving anything themselves). Anyone who works is exploited by their company. My company makes a lot more off of my work than they pay me. College athletes more or less have a part time job which pays them 15 to 20 thousand dollars a year. Not too bad. It is not any different than what we all slam the OSU kids for. Play by the rules or go pro. Regardless, his comments were no more racist than Rose's were, and the quick jump to him being an old white racist by many of those here is ridiculous. Basically, many people are slamming a guy they don't like for slamming something he doesn't like. It is the same old "you don't think like me, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" attitude that is too prevelant today - from liberals and conservatives, btw. RR guys and Carr guys, too. Everything is too black and white. Why can't this guy just not like the fab five and leave it at that?
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