Shareef Abdur-Rahim: ‘I am proud I have a lot of African in me’


Former forward and current director of player personnel Shareef Abdur-Rahim about what’s going on in Atlanta. An excerpt, in which he borrows ‘s line about having :

As an Atlanta native, former Atlanta Hawk and African-American, remaining voiceless on the recent statements distributed by Atlanta Hawks management discounts the sacrifices so many have made to provide a voice for injustice. As a child growing up in Atlanta and before hip-hop music was played at the arena or even accepted by the maEverton are among English clubs tracking Hamilton youngster Jamie Hamilton.The Scottish Daily Mail says the Toffees could be eyeing a January move for the 17-year-old defender.Wolves, Norwich City, Southamcelotti demands more from him than former coach Maurizio Sarri.Sarri worked with Zielinski at Napoli before leaving for Chelsea last summer.The Pole said, “Ancelotti asks me to cover more ground, he wants me to get around the pitch more. I wouldn’tpton and Derby County are also tracking the teenager.The Blues do have links with the Scottish outfit already, with Everton youngster Korede Adedoyin currently on loan at Hamilton.sses in America, the Hawks had an attendance problem. I recall countless games blacked out in the 1980s and early 90s due to low attendance in the arena. Neither African-American cheerleaders nor the African-American community were the cause of low attendance back then and they are not the cause now.

As a former NBA player and now NBA executive, the game created an opportunity for guys like myself and Luol Deng to provide for our families and give back to our communities. It also allowed me to build businWatford boss Nigel Pearson has been speaking to the media before his side travel up to Prenton Park to face Tranmere in their FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday.That means the Hornets will play two games in just over 48 hours, after their win at Boesses, stimulate Atlanta’s economy and be part of the rich historical legacy of successful entrepreneurs in Atlanta. The notion that Africans are “two-faced liars and cheats” is offensive. I am proud I have a lot of African in me and know such traits do not carry negative attributes.

Abdur-Rahim added that he’s had “pleasant” interactions with Hawks owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry, but that the two of them had to earn back trust of the city because of their disrespectful, insensitive comments. 

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