CeltsfanSinceBirth wrote:He is also the original Colin Kaepernick, unfortunately. Not enough attention is given to why he couldn't get another gig in the NBA.
Wanna know why? Because 3 months after 9/11, the idiot was on camera saying that it was the US Govt who were the perps and it couldn't have been Muslims. I remember watching that interview on Real Sports HBO at a motel room on a business trip in which I had to buy razor heads after the flight because any sharps were still iffy at airports. The 19 Saudis were patsies the govt came up with, he said. Stupid thing to say when you were already well-aged and wanted a return to the NBA. He's not Colin K. You have to put yourself back in Dec 2001 and remember the feelings that close to 9/11. Still waaaay too soon. At that point, he was legitimately understandably radioactive to "owners".
The anthem thing I didn't give 2 craps about at the time. Within his rights and I'm not personally an anthemy/flaggy guy. And as white as Denver was, the great majority of them let him do his thing. I reckon the Nugg's FO and "owner" probably disliked the media attention and distraction quality of the gesture more than the gesture itself. Dunno on that point, Nuggs "owner" may have been one of them GOP "patriot" types. Maybe a 40 yr old Nuggs fan can clarify.
I've never looked at Steph and thought Mahmoud either. MAR could get very hot, but he was kind of erratic. I remember a couple DEN/LAL games where he torched them, but there were others where he was invisible. But when he was hot, he was hot, no denying that. That's the only thing in which he compares favorably to Curry.