Black People : was MLK a point guard?

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    i see no less than five NBA games on my calendar today. i'm happy that the brothers can hoop, keep them off the street corners and all but i see not one word about social justice.

    IMO - MLK was all about economic justice, civil rights and social justice. he was for non violence and ending the wars.

    i notice all that talk has been neatly expunged from MLK day.

    the matrix at work.
     
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    Distinctly heard Andy Young verify on Tom Joiner this morning that he was short enjoy to play point (5'7"), but enjoyed under the basket better and played ferocious, even though he could shoot with either hand :).

    Andy also said King was good at pool (billiiards, lol). All these skills were to get the attention of brothers, in order to reach them. Andy also said they had a 6'5" guy that worked in a kitchen, this was because scholarships were withheld back then, a lot; so King decided to take this same fellow with them and he became well known in the movement.

     
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    LOL picture MLK banging in the paint,getting boards like Rodman!
     
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    my point was that the purpose of MLK day has been totally eliminated and turned into a bunch of sporting events.

    MLK stood for justice, not basketball.
     
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    That's the attitude Therious...King was a human as well:). He did the same things all of us have done, for the most part. King also smoked cigarettes, but no one hardly wants to talk about that. The same with President Obama, a cigarette smoker.

    What I posted came from someone that truly knew the man King, Andy Young. Glad you saw the point, according to Young, King was a banger under the boards, lol; but could shoot with either hand, awesome, no wonder he was a dynamic orator. And oh, President Obama is a pretty good baller himself:)...coincidence?(wow)

    Thanks for seeing the human side of Martin, as they once said, "all work and no play makes Jackie a dull boy." Guess that's not true anymore, just work, work and more work, get burned out...smh

     
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    .......Is not the true purpose to celebrate in Julibee, a day off from work? :)


     
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    ESPN ran a pretty good discussion forum,with spike Leee,and few sports celbrities. I can agree with your point though.
     
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    They say get your basketball ball game right,get your life right. Both Obama and MLK had hoop game. Is this a connection to their success? possibly.
     
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    You can say that Dr. MLK was a point guard:

    in the fight for Civil Rights
     
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    Possibly, it is Therious. To be in good health requires exercise, it grants those that can stamina and overall well-being. So, any sport one gets involved in automatically sharpens the mind, in my view, promoting health.

    Moreover, character is developed in the win or loose process of any physical activity, especially when one plays against others. No one appreciates a sore loser. Also, good character allows one to accept defeat.

    What do you think about this, Therious?

    Furthermore, the last poster makes a great point, "You can say that Dr. MLK was a point guard:in the fight for Civil Rights."

    Even King himself said "I'm a drum-major for justice." Doe this mean he was a drum-major in a band, of course not. We're talking metaphorically.

     
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