“Andrew Wiggins is from Canada and Canadian athletes, I think among NBA players and NBA people, perhaps don’t want it as much as even some of the Europeans and certainly the American players”
What does that even mean? How does one even quantify that? What Canadian players is he talking about? Leo Rautins? Bill Wenningtion? To be honest I don’t even understand what point he’s trying to make, especially when its a fact that more and more Canadians are being drafted each and every year. So what on earth is Mr. Whitlock talking about? Is he talking about this guy?
Or maybe he means this guy?
I know that Jason Whitlock is a troll. I get that, I really do. He’s created a pretty good career for himself by being a contrarian. By saying things, just to get a reaction. I swear, I never, ever wanted to write something solely based off of something that someone else said, but I’m sorry this is just too stupid to pass up. I should be able to articulate myself better than this, but stupid is the only way that I can honestly describe this. Even when given the opportunity to back peddle he just digs a deeper hole.
I mean, Whitlock does realize that Andrew Wiggins just went first overall ahead of 3 fellow Canadians and 56 other players from around the world including the United States of ‘Merica. There are more Canadians than ever before. So who exactly are these “NBA people” think that Canadians are too laid back for the NBA?
If your unfamiliar with his work, this is actually a small time crime for Whitlock. A man that usually takes to race baiting and blaming hip hop for everything that’s wrong with the modern day black male. This is a man that actually defended Don Imus after he referred to the Rutgers Women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hoes”. His ridiculous history of trolling was recently detailed in an absolutely wonderful read on deadspin (http://deadspin.com/can-jason-whitlock-save-espns-black-grantland-from-hi-1586606960).
Either way this is just another example of his need to be controversial. There is absolutely no basis for his statement and I honestly don’t think that he realizes what he’s done. If there’s one thing that we know about the internet in 2014, its that you don’t mess with the modern day Canadian basketball fan. I’m not sure if Mr. Whitlock is aware, but I’m pretty sure that he’s about to find out that “We The North”….and he’s in for a special dose of twitter love once this stupid video makes the rounds. Yes everyone is entitled to their own opinion, that’s the beauty of our society. But with that said, when your opinion is so obviously incorrect, an entire country of fans are allowed to tell you how dumb you sound…and that’t the beauty of the internet.
Just my thoughts, right or wrong. Just what I’m feeling at the time.