NY Times- “The Fab Five,” an ESPN film about the Michigan basketball careers of Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson from 1991 to 1993, was broadcast for the first time Sunday night. In the show, Rose, the show’s executive producer, stated that Duke recruited only black players he considered to be “Uncle Toms.” Grant Hill, a player on the Duke team that beat Michigan in the 1992 Final Four, reflected on Rose’s comments.
Is it just me and Jalen, or does the Duke basketball make you think of white players. Let's take a look at the Duke team. Ladie's Man? Special? Gangster? Zachery Taylor Thomas, (the oldest son in Home Improvement)? This is what I think of? Just like BYU (a.k.a. Jimmer and Co.), and North Carolina.
And can we just look at who is offended? Grant Hill. Sweet Cosby sweater.
Excerpt from Hill's Letter:
"I caution my fabulous five friends to avoid stereotyping me and others they do not know in much the same way so many people stereotyped them back then for their appearance and swagger."
You know who stereotyped the fab five for "their appearance and swagger"? The kids who went to Duke. Just looking down on them cause they had to go to Michigan instead of North Carolina.
Plus Jalen apologized on Twitter, the most sincere form of any apology. An apology on Twitter is like a relationship status on Facebook, fuckin' legit.