April 1, 2018
Sports and athleticism is Western, no matter the race.
I’ve said some unkind things in the past about fellow Americans who happen to be into sports such as football and basketball. I thought those people were indulging in some misplaced form of escapism, getting enthusiastic about athletes who didn’t share their ethnic heritage.
But I was missing the forest for the trees.
You see, since the days of ancient Greece, the glorification of human performance in sports has been a mainstay of Western civilization. Has any other civilization developed anything like the Olympic games, this great celebration of athletics? Of course not.
Basketball is, in many ways, a direct continuation of this time-honored Western tradition.
It would be foolish to dismiss our nation’s greatest athletes, merely because of the color of their skin.
In fact, many of the world’s best people come to America from places like Nigeria in order to make our nation greater through their physical prowess.
This is one such case.
The bedroom door was slightly ajar, creating just enough space for the 10-year-old boy to peek inside.
Udoka Azubuike couldn’t help himself that night eight years ago in Nigeria. He’d never heard sobs like this before—especially not from his father, Fabian, who sat on a mattress and scratched furiously at the golf-ball-sized sores on his swollen legs, the ones that had rendered him bedridden and unable to walk.
Africans still have to deal with such issues – because the Democrat welfare state is suppressing their progress with socialism.
“My father was a proud man, a police officer,” Azubuike says. “But when I looked through the door, I saw tears. My whole life, I had never seen my dad cry. The look on his face that night, the sadness…”
Azubuike pauses and rubs his eyes. Nearly a decade later, the image still haunts Kansas’ 7-foot center.
“I’m sorry,” he says. “I don’t really like to talk about my past.”
And for nearly two years at Kansas, Azubuike hasn’t.
Not to the reporters who pepper the NBA prospect about his background. Not to the KU teammates who will play alongside the 280-pounder in this weekend’s Final Four. Not even to coach Bill Self and his assistants. Azubuike occasionally reveals bits and pieces about his childhood, they say, but the majority of the details have remained private.
This great hero has endured so much pain, and yet still enriches us with his amazing basketball abilities.
This is a classic underdog story if I ever saw one.
Conservative beliefs are linked to higher muscle mass. Therefore, this guy is probably a Republican to boot.
See the resemblance? An athletic Black man is more true to Western standards than some obese White in a mobility scooter, I can tell you that.
I think its time for us to come back to sports and celebrate our Western heritage together.
We’re not going to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain merely by shitposting on the internet, that’s for sure.