You know. The team that wouldn’t even let him be on the team. Apparently, Crispy–you know that would be his nickname if he were alive today–was also half Wampanoag so this is a also a Great Moment in Native American History.
You think he’s arrogant? Of course he is. He’s one of the best to ever lace ‘em up. He cheated on his wife? That’s got nothing to do with me…or you. You just don’t like him? Get over it. When our species has finally depleted this planet’s natural resources and fled to the live on Saturn, and our great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren are all playing rollerball or sky-cricket, someone will ask about that game they used to play way back when called basketball. And someone else will pull out their iPhone 24G–because those fuckers will probably still be on the cutting edge–and say, “Watch this. This is basketball.”
This performance was so amazing that it has obscured his other accomplishments from that year like becoming only the third player since 1964 to score 45 points or more in four consecutive games, and managing to outscore the Dallas Mavericks by himself through 3 quarters, 62-61.
Elizabeth Eckford ignoring the vitriol from Hazel Bryan on her way to integrating Little Rock Central High School. Elizabeth’s calm demeanor, cool shades, and pursed lips are incredibly indicative of the brave people on the front lines for the battle for equality.