Pollard Apologizes For Drug Remark

By Bryan Jeon

On Sunday, Cleveland Cavaliers center Scot Pollard looked into the camera during a 20-second timeout and said, “Hey kids, do drugs.” Pollard was in street clothes for the game against the Indiana Pacers and on Thursday, stated that “it was a bad joke. That’s all it boils down to. There are a number of things people could say about it, but it just turned out it was a bad joke. Obviously, I don’t believe that.”

If you ever wonder how stupid professional athletes are, take this prime example. A grown man with strong ties to the community and the youth thinks it’s funny to tell tons of kid viewers to do drugs, despite a recent crackdown in professional sports concerning drug use. I don’t know if he thought in his head that it was going to be funny, but how can you just excuse your ignorant comment by saying that it was a bad joke? I mean, was it one of those jokes that don’t turn out funny like Shaquille O’Neal‘s jokes? Or was it the kind where Michael Richards (aka Kramer) went on a racist tirade against blacks and then tried to play it off?

Pollard, you’re a waste of garbage being worth $2.2 million in 17 games played this season. Seriously, this guy is averaging 0.7ppg and 1.1rpg for the year. He’s one of those guys you are embarassed to have when displaying your Topps trading cards collection. Even his hair is Dennis Rodman gone wrong. I mean, I don’t even know if that’s possible. Just inexcusable.

Image courtesy of The Associated Press.


2 responses to “Pollard Apologizes For Drug Remark

  1. It’s you people that are causing the whole problem! How many people do you think actually saw the incident? It’s the aftermath that draws the attention of people, hence publicizing the remark. So in reality, instead of chastizing the nameless NBA player, you are just spreading his (joking?) message.

  2. In response, it doesn’t matter if one thousand kids saw the remark or one kid did. The bottom line (and best case scenario) is that he let down that one kid, who watches basketball not only for entertainment but also because he or she looks up to professional athletes as idols. It is only morally acceptable to hold these role models to a higher standard in terms of portraying themselves in a good manner. I mean, how can you excuse that remark? How many commercials are out there right now solely trying to target kids in promoting anti-drug use? For Pollard to reverse this trying process is completely unacceptable, and to justify his action by saying he’s a nameless player is inexcusable because of his obligation to be a “good” person as an employee of the National Basketball Association, which prides itself in its strong ties to the community and the youth.

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