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April 05, 2010

Former NBA star Abdul-Rauf has kept the faith: Its been 14 years since Mahoud Abdul-Rauf set off a firestorm of criticism by refusing to stand for national anthem before NBA games.

posted by yzelda4045 to basketball at 03:33 PM - 2 comments

I can't believe it was 14 years ago. Wow.

Imagine the insanity from the media if he did that 6 years later...

posted by grum@work at 07:36 PM on April 05

It was insane enough, since the criticism pretty much cost him his job in the NBA. I still find it dificult to believe that he was suspended for not standing for the national anthem but groups like Phelps and his "church" can badger people at will and their first amendment rights are protected.

posted by yzelda4045 at 09:08 AM on April 06

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