El domingo la cadena norteamericana ESPN programó el documental sobre los ‘Fab Five’ que ha generado posts en diversos blogs, incluído este. Dicho documental fue un completo éxito. Pero tuvo alguna ‘turbulencia’.
Jalen Rose admitió que estaba celoso de la familia de Grant Hill y Jimmy King dijo lo que pensaba de los equipos de Duke:“I thought Christian Laettner was soft; a bitch. And I thought Grant Hill was a bitch.”
Reproduzco la respuesta de Grant Hill del NY Times literal
“It was a sad and somewhat pathetic turn of events, therefore, to see friends narrating this interesting documentary about their moment in time and calling me a bitch and worse, calling all black players at Duke “Uncle Toms” and, to some degree, disparaging my parents for their education, work ethic and commitment to each other and to me. I should have guessed there was something regrettable in the documentary when I received a Twitter apology from Jalen before its premiere. I am aware Jalen has gone to some length to explain his remarks about my family in numerous interviews, so I believe he has some admiration for them.
In his garbled but sweeping comment that Duke recruits only “black players that were ‘Uncle Toms,’ ” Jalen seems to change the usual meaning of those very vitriolic words into his own meaning, i.e., blacks from two-parent, middle-class families. He leaves us all guessing exactly what he believes today.
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. I wish for you the restoration of the bond that made you friends, brothers and icons. I am proud of my family. I am proud of my Duke championships and all my Duke teammates. And, I am proud I never lost a game against the Fab Five.”
IMPRESIONANTE como se puede ‘atacar’ sin decir absolutamente una palabra altisonante. El final es ANTOLOGICO.