The register of justice
True Hoop informs us all today of the sanctified goodness going down at the Seeds of Peace camp, a mere three hours from my current location. Now, I know the wise men teach us to never question decency in another, or seek to determine what gray beast lurks beneath a kindly arm. But looking at the seemingly random list of players involved, and given the alarming increase in Middle East discussions that happens when you leave Texas, I feel it's my right to wheel out the Jadakiss and ask, simply, WHY?
(NOTE: Yes, I recognize that all of them have ties to Arn Tellem, himself an alum of the camp. Still, does it not benefit us all to speculate what might stir them beyond, I don't know, a fear that their agent will hate them?)
LaMarcus Aldridge: Jermaine O'Neal redux, in more ways than one. The general perception among everyone who dealt with Aldridge at UT is that he was bright, thoughtful, and had some sense of the world beyond himself.
Etan Thomas: Anyone surprised that Etan supports this kind of effort probably shouldn't be reading FreeDarko.
Jarron Collins: I guess he went to Stanford, has always seemed like someone who'd watch a lot of C-Span because it's soothing.
Brian Scalabrine: However wrongly, he's viewed as the emobodiment of Celtics/Boston white boy favortism. So it couldn't hurt to demonstrate some sympathy for, you know, those unfortunate Third World kids.
J.J. Reddick: Appalachians are the Palestinians of the American South.
B.J. Armstrong: It's true, I did once accidentally confuse him with Craig Hodges.
Jordan Farmar: First step in his international Zionist basketball conspiracy.