Jalen, Coach K Can Play Full-Court Press…And Get His Man…As Required

Some of you may have seen the fine ESPN Films documentary that originally aired March 13th titled “The Fab Five.”  In this historical perspective of the prolific Michigan basketball program in the early nineties, former Fab Fiver, NBA player and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose was quoted as saying he hated Duke and what it stood for.  “Schools like Duke didn’t recruit players like me.  I felt they only recruited black players that were Uncle Toms.”

Yesterday, legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski commented (finally) at some length on Jalen’s remarks.  In part, Coach K remarked “when you judge within a race, you start judging, like you put categories as to who you are.  I think that’s just the wrong thing to do.”  Krzyzewski said the comments were very insulting not only to everyone at Duke…and African-American players…but any Duke African-American students as well.

Another wrong thing to do is to get charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired.  Ironically, it was also revealed yesterday Rose experienced that very wrong thing in the early hours of March 11th in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan.

I am not a conspiracy theorist by any means, but I wonder if ol’ Coach K was tipped off earlier this month these comments were in the soon-to-be-aired documentary by another NBA analyst up at ESPN who was looking for a tad more air time…and we know Duke has a strong reputation when it comes to their law school

Perhaps Krzyzewski initiated a full-court press on this one with some Dookies north of the Carolinas…someone who has been around as long as Coach K has a lot of friends in a lot of places…ya just never know.

The long arm of the law, indeed…

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