I don't think it's hip hop culture that's doing these teams in, I think it's coaches that don't have the discipline to rein in jack*** players. Take Whitlock's example of the Patriots. They can bring in whoever they want, including two notorious troublemakers, Corey Dillon & Randy Moss, and have them work in their system. I don't think "whiteness" has anything to do with these teams winning.
Does Whitlock have anything better to do than talk about hip hop culture in sports? His article about the NBA All Star weekend in Las Vegas was mostly crap, now this.
I thought it was a great article. I'd give him positive rep if I could. And he's not the only African American talking about it. I've heard prominent African American businessmen and former African American NFL and NBA players expressing the same sentiments.
"Don't worry Boss...they can't do nothin' 'til they're through sparklin'..."
I thought it was a good article. The selfish attitudes certainly don't help a team. Don't know if its necessarily hip-hop related or not. But talented individuals who don't appreciate their positions, but rather take them for granted because of their talent are distractions. With 10 other guys on your side, trying to attract attention to yourself and whining about things doesn't make your team better. The Colts and Pats have players who probably grew up more concerned about contributing everything they can to the team and not to highlight themselves. Is that a black-white cultural thing? Maybe.. Whitlock seems to think so.
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