The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Mark Twain gave it to us like this, “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” Then Winston Churchill broke it down so that it would forever be broken when he spit, “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
Well playas…in the end the truth is, Bobby Knight is ignorant! He is livin’ proof that all you need in life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. On Friday mornin’ ole boy appeared on Fox & Friends and was asked what he thought of Colin Kaepernick. His response was classic for a dun that has spent the last several months supportin’ Donald Trump, a candidate that has spent his entire campaign separatin’ people in America. Here’s what he had to say bruh:
“Were I a teammate, were I the coach, were I the owner, in a situation like that, I’d have gotten rid of the guy,” Knight said. “That’s a distraction, we don’t need a distraction like that. We’ve got to have our team play and now we’ve got a terrible distraction, a tremendous distraction. And it really has nothing to do with the competition there. It’s hard for me to imagine anybody that can fault the opportunities one has in this country. No country in the world provides better opportunities for people that are willing to work, willing to sacrifice and I would’ve had a very difficult time playing with a guy like that, coaching a guy like that, or having him as a teammate.”
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! What Bobby is REALLY sayin’ is that if he were a teammate, coach or owner of a team that he wouldn’t want a guy around him that wants to be treated fairly in America. He’d want the black guy to stay in his place and not cause problems for the comfortable folks that don’t look like him. He’d want the black guy to just shut up and play! Don’t worry about the countless people that look like you that keep endin’ up dead as a result of routine traffic stops.
It’s of no importance how you or people that look like you feel about that situation. What IS important is that we play this game without you or people that look like you interruptin’ our flow.
When he says that it’s hard for him to imagine anybody that can fault the opportunities one has in this country. He’s really sayin’ “We’ve given you a job so you need to be a good black and simply do it.” And that’s the edited version! What he’s sayin’ is that Kaepernick and everybody that feels the same way should simply appreciate that fact that America has tolerated you since you were emancipated from slavery in 1863. You should be thankful that we allowed you to eat in the same restaurants and lunch counters and desegregated schools in the 1954. You should be happy that we allowed you to vote in 1965. Be happy that the Klan stopped lynchin’ folks that look like you publicly.
How dare you question the good nature of “some” the police officers in this country? It could literally be worse for you and yours and you want to disrupt my game? How dare you!!! They could be killin’ everybody they stop.
Keep in mind pimpin’ that this is the same guy that in 1988, when I was a student at Indiana University, said on national television when bein’ interviewed by Connie Chung, ”I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.”
This is the guy that you’re really askin’ his opinion on social and racial issues? Really bruh? What did you expect for an idiot like him to say? I’m not brand new to Bobby Knight bruh! My parents had 5 kids and 4 out of the 5 of us graduated from Indiana University! So I’ve been watchin’ this clown up close and personal since my older brothers in enrolled in 1982!!
He’s the same guy that showed up at a post-game press conference with a whip in his hand actin’ like he was goin’ to hit a bent over Calbert Chaney in 1992. Also in April of 2000 the New York Post did a story on the release of then Raptors coach Butch Carter’s book that was set to be release that Christmas entitled “Born to Believe.” In this book authored by both Butch and his now Hall of Fame brother Cris ole boy accused Bobby Knight of callin’ one of his players, who was from Chicago, the N-word at practice in front of the entire team. Now the only dun on the team at the time from Chicago was Isaiah Thomas but both he and Knight adamantly denied the accusations. What the book specifically says that he said was, “Knight yelled at one of the players that he would end up like all the rest of the niggers in Chicago including your brothers.”
Ole boy also went on to write in the book that Knight “does not like educated, strong-willed blacks. I feel it would be fair to say that he does not like the fact that Cris and I are professionally successful.”
So this is the dun that you bring on a nationally televised show to ask him about how he feels about a black man in America standin’ up for his right to be free? Surprise me the next time you tell me what Bobby Knight has to say playa! Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!