If anyone knows me, you will know that I am not afraid to speak up on issues. I did it back in the day regarding KUBE93 not having African American dj’s while playing music by African American artists. I also took a stand for B.E.T not being shown at prime time hours when B.E.T first started in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
I also spoke up for African American kids at a local school who were getting kicked out of class I felt to many times. And other issues I have spoke up about over the years. Now I am going to give my views on why NBA players who are from Seattle are not doing enough for inner city kids here in town.
I have done some home work on this issue readers and found out some things that I am not happy about and after reading this you will not be happy too. Here is a question. Why are NBA players from the Seattle area not having their basketball camps in the Central Area or Rainier Valley here in town? Here is some information.
After I heard the interview I text his mom Shirley to request a interview for my outlet. I did it two times and no response from Shirley. So her son can go on a radio station and do a interview, the same station that blasted her son over and over for his “street ball” type of play but I can’t line up a interview!! Something is wrong with that readers.
Finally a producer of a well known TV show wrote a proposal to a well known NBA player for a sum of money to help with things like a new camera, new pc, office space, a van, and other things to help the program be a better business.
And that includes hiring young people to do various jobs for the program. This producer was recently told no by this NBA player who grew up a fan of the TV show. This player and a few other Seattle NBA players gave a hugh sum to Rainier Vista, but told this nationally respected and legendary program NO! Again the question is why? Giving cash to a organization ran by the majority, but a minority owned organization was told no.
So readers don’t get it twisted. Seattle NBA players can do what they want. After all it is their cash and their basketball camps but I say don’t forget where you came from! One NBA player from Seattle said he grew up going to camps by Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp just like when I grew up I went to camps by Spencer Haywood and Slick Watts.
The difference is this readers. Payton and Kemp and Haywood and Watts camps were held in the inner city, not in Issaquah or Mercer Island or Liberty Lake where few African American kids are at. I see this as a huge problem. How can this happen and why is this happening? I guess only the Seattle natives who play in the NBA and make millions can only answer. The question will they? It takes more than yours truly to ask. Gordon Curvey
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