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Abdul-Jabbar: Insulting Colin Kaepernick says more about our patriotism than his – The Washington Post

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, is a former cultural ambassador for the United States and the author, most recently, of “Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.”
During the Olympics in Rio a couple of weeks ago, Army ReserveĀ 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks was sprinting intently in the middle of his pole vaulting attempt when he heard the national anthem playing.

He immediately dropped his pole and stood at attention, a spontaneous expression of heartfelt patriotism that elicited more praise than his eventual bronze medal. Last Thursday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand with his teammates during the national anthem.

To some, Kendricks embodies traditional all-American Forrest Gump values of patriotism, while Kaepernick represents the entitled brattish behavior of a wealthy athlete ungrateful to a country that has given him so much.

To read the full editorial, visit the Washington Post: Abdul-Jabbar: Insulting Colin Kaepernick says more about our patriotism than his – The Washington Post

Siafa Lewis

NBC 5 Reporter Siafa Lewis joined John and Ray with final analysis of the Olympic games in Rio.

89 WLS Sports Pregame Show – Thursday, July 17th – Producer’s Log

Chris Kuc, Hockey writer for the Chicago Tribune, joined the show to talk Blackhawks. The 2013-2014 season schedules was supposed to be released this week but has yet to happen. The problem with releasing the schedule is figuring out if the players can play in the 2014 Winter Olympics. With many of the key players potentially playing for their countries, Lou and the guys want to know if Hawks fans should be worried. Well, what happened last time the Hawks players played in the Olympics during the season? They won the Stanley Cup. Don’t worry Hawks fans!

We had breaking news during the show that the City Plan Commission APPROVED the $500 million revamp for Wrigley Field, which is the second oldest ballpark in America. 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney surprised everyone with an endorsement of the plan. The revamp plan includes a 175 room hotel, a four-screen digital advertising board, and a pedestrian bridge that will stretch over Clark Street. 

Tune in tomorrow at 5PM to hear the top sports stories around Chicago and the country!