God and Basketball

Sorry Jamie, but this is strictly FreeDarko material. Sorry if some people weren't into my last attempt at posting a ten-minute YouTube video. Not for the quick of draw, I know.

This one's pretty straightforward: Hakeem visits a mosque, gets discussing things with the imam, and then is swooped down upon by some eager NBA fans looking for the interview of their lifetime. Dream chats a little, and then they discuss bringing more players to the mosque. Unclear whose priorities are what. Then the service begins and everything's in its proper perspective.

Or you could read my railing against a racist Denver columnist.


At 6/13/2007 12:19 PM, Blogger MC Welk said...

It's "imam," although I did enjoy the iman image results on Google.

At 6/13/2007 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been a fan of FD for the longest of long, but I've never posted because that's just who I am. This one, however, hit a little to close to home.

I don't know what it was, or why I'm even saying this, but that shit nearly made my cornea's wet. The innocence in that video is striking to me. Maybe its because I've seen that scene a thousand times (without Hakeem) before, or because of how giddy the kids were at the beginning, but something struck a cord when the music stopped.

At 6/13/2007 1:34 PM, Anonymous Bayern Munich said...

that video



At 6/14/2007 12:14 AM, Blogger The Electric Zarko said...

Don't look now; Simba's latest NBA blog is pretty FD. That is, he's talking about how the Finals aren't actually the most interesting part of the NBA.

Of course, he perceives this as a problem that must be fixed; still.

At 6/14/2007 8:03 AM, Anonymous Cyanide said...

This might be part of the whole League Of Personalities idea, but I think I enjoy the draft, trade rumors, and free agent signings almost as much as I actually enjoy watching them play basketball. Obviously I have a bias toward the NBA and there's the fact that basketball rosters are smaller than most other sports, but I don't think any other major sport is like that in terms of making one appreciate the acquisition of a single or handful of players.

And Simmons is a sharp guy, but he has to realize that his post-season idea is far too complex to be implemented. Double elimination tourney beforehand? Seriously?

I like an idea I think I caught on one of the TrueHoop bullets earlier this week: Play the first round like normal, then just re-seed without regard to conference afterwards in hopes that you have the legitimate eight best teams. This year it would've been Suns/Nets and Jazz/Cavs in one bracket and Spurs/Warriors and Pistons/Bulls in the opposite. Reasonable, no?

At 6/14/2007 9:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I nominate J. Noah as the next G. Arenas.

At 6/14/2007 10:24 AM, Blogger emynd said...

I think there's something grand about the off-season and off-court events being so interesting. It's like "THE GAME IS BIGGER THAN THE GAME" or something.


At 6/14/2007 3:57 PM, Anonymous R. Friday said...

Has anyone listened to today's Chad Ford podcast with Abbot guest hosting?

Duncan's agent is on, and he sound like a child molester.


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