Your best work yet, QC. I had that photoshop you did of the QC skyline with the hornets swarming over it in purple and teal as my wallpaper for like a month, and this takes the cake. Great job.
somebody send this to espn with QC's contact info - great stuff
Thanks. It's good to see people enjoy my random "art" pieces, instead of me just wasting my time. I actually never got into photo editing until I started making fun of the 7 win team that shall remain nameless.
I hope most people realize I was just having fun, and not actually picking on anyone or making a sweeping social statement. I use self-deprecation as a means of humor, as you can't take yourself too seriously and have to be able to laugh at yourself. And since basketball has been a huge part of my identity since I was small, I like to think of my favorite team as an extension of myself.
But the situation was funny and presented a perfect opportunity to joke on. I like and support all the players on our team, and there have been plenty of white players I've pulled for, on or off the team. Some are goofy, some aren't. But out of a small % population in the league, we've collected 4 near 7 footers that play the same position, and these 4 coincidentally happen to be, well....goofy. Look at Hawes Christmas suit again. The Kaminsky Dance. Hansbrough jumps off of balconies and freestyle raps and dances like an ostrich. Cody is the least goofy out of the bunch.
And I think they can be really good and helpful. Regardless of whatever stereotypes certain groups have, stereotypes are good only for comedians (the good comedians that is). I take each individual as they are and how they show themselves. Chris Andersen and Rex Chapman were very athletic, Muggsy didn't fit the stereotype of short guys, Becky Hammon doesn't fit the stereotype for women's basketball acumen at the highest level. And that should be used in real life, whether by the media or general population - people are individuals, and fit their own criteria as they are, whether athletically, musically, intellectually, or artistically. Judge them for what they themselves do, not a general group of people.
And I know pretty much everybody here gets that. Just adding my 3 cents.