March 16, 2011 2 Comments
People are making too big a deal out of Jalen Rose’s comments. That “Uncle Tom” thing he said about Grant Hill was said from ignorance and from a 17 or 18 year old kid who grew up hard and without a father. If Rose were to say that now as middle-aged man, then that would be a story. To be clear though, calling someone an Uncle Tom is wrong at any age, and Grant Hill had every right to shoot back. Just because a black man was raised well in a two-parent household, it doesn’t make him less authentic; I would have loved to have grown up in a household like that. The part Jalen said about Duke recruiting was true though; they do recruit a certain type of person, usually a well-to-do kid with a good head on his shoulders whether he be black or white. All of that being said, Jalen should shut his mouth; Grant Hill owned him.
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