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The way Americans regard sports heroes versus intellectuals speaks volumes - By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - The Guardian 🔗 🇺🇸 🗣

The difference between the way Americans regard athletes versus “intellectuals” is a touchstone for how we see ourselves

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smokey
smokey

@grayareas That was great; thanks for sharing. (I hope Mr Abdul-Jabbar can laugh at the irony that it is a pop-culture star [him] spreading the argument ;-) )

grayareas
grayareas

@smokey Yeah, I really like the public essays he’s been writing in recent years. The man has his head on right.

Haha. True. Irony noted. 😉

smokey
smokey

@grayareas I’m not a basketball fan, so I’ve never followed him closely, but I saw him talk on some television program a few years ago and was really impressed with what he had to say. I don’t remember the specifics, just that he came across very thoughtful and well-educated on whatever it was he was talking about.