What’s up Yard?! It’s ya boy B-wood! I’m still here in Charlotte and have been playing some intense pickup games lately to get ready for the season. You probably wouldn’t guess it but Charlotte has become a hotbed for pro basketball talent. A lot of guys live and work out here during the summertime. Guys like Raymond Felton, Antawn Jamison, Anthony Marrow, Darius Songalia, Stephen Curry, Gerald Wallace, Nazr Muhommed, Gerald Henderson and Brevin Knight to name a few. We’ve all been working out hard and playing games and I’m sure it will help us get ready for training camp.
While I was getting ready to exit the gym after today’s games, I had an interesting conversation with Brevin Knight. We were both shocked at the number of people who were opposed to President Obama’s Back-to-School address! When did it become wrong for the President to tell the children that they are the future and that they need to stay in school? I feel that our kids should be honored that our President took the time out of his busy schedule to address them in a speech. This shows how important that they are to our country. This is something that parents should be proud to let their kids watch and I don’t understand how anyone could feel differently. So let me get this right, some parents don’t want their kids watching Obama’s Address but will let their kids watch HBO, MTV and VH1? I don’t understand how this can be seen as negative. This is nothing but positive! Him speaking to our children should be celebrated and not shunned or looked on negatively.
I actually read his full speech and thought it was well put together, well thought out and should be an inspiration for tomorrow’s youth. I understand that some people might not like some of Obama’s policies, may not like him as a person or may not like him for some other reason (I don’t like to throw the race card out too quickly). Like it or not, hate it or love it, Obama is the leader of our country and should be addressed as such.
What do you think? I would love to get your opinion on this one?!
Aight Yard, I’m gone!