Smart is out of control! Sherman is a thug! Bieber should be deported! Manziel is a hard partier! Lebron is a bitch! Since the social media boom, times have not been kind to my beloved sports and entertainment, “I swear sports and music are so synonymous,” but I’ll address that in another post. By now you’ve probably heard about Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart shoving a fan after a verbal exchange following a very intense moment of a highly competitive game. Without all the details, why is our society so comfortable in instantly judging another human being? I’m ushering in a new attitude on life, “be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.” I wouldn’t want someone to judge me off of a single action or comment, so why should I do it to them. Being a fan doesn’t just give me free reign.
“They take the greats from the past and compare us, I wonder if they’d ever survive in this era, In a time where it’s recreation, To pull all your skeletons out the closet like Halloween decorations.” Drake makes an excellent point, I know I was guilty of this and when I look back at Michael Jordan’s reputation, there’s a lot I learned AFTER he left the game (for good) and it really put it in perspective for me. If Jordan spazzed out on twitter or his off-court infractions went viral on TMZ, would he still be our basketball savior?