NFL Hall of Famer and all-time Chicago Bear great Brian Urlacher just released into the world one of the most horrifically bad takes on NBA players protesting their games in the wake of the unrest in Wisconsin.
Urlacher posted the following, “Brett Favre played a MNF game the day his dad died, threw 4TDs in the first half, and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity.
NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife, waned on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police.”
You read that correctly.
If you must see it in his own hand, here you go:
There is little doubt that he will be ratio’d on every platform that he elects to share those thoughts. He is also likely to take that down and make an apology. Both of those things are understandable.
While there was a rush to judgement and action after the initial video of the shooting — versus hardly any reversal of course following additional details coming out — it is not going to go over well in comparing Favre choosing to play in the face of personal tragedy versus a much larger, and broader conversation that is taking place.
Our Jason Whitlock has been doing a Master Class in educating the BLM situation, and it is a series we recommend you keeping up with. It is a much more eloquent way to get across the point of what the NBA is doing versus what it could be doing.