Kanye West DID NOT score 106 points against a wheelchair basketball team but…
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Kanye West once ranted for 12 minutes about Michael Jordan during a concert? True (video proof below).
Kanye West played basketball in a gym full of 70-year-old women in Australia earlier this month? True (video proof below).
Kanye West stopped a concert last week until everybody in the crowd stood up, which put a fan in a wheelchair and another with a prosthetic leg in an awkward situation? True (video proof below)!
Kanye West, after “wheelchair-gate,” scored 106 points against a team full of middle school kids in wheelchairs? !*#$%@* FALSE!
Believe or not, there’s a lot of people on the internet that believe this story. It all started when the very funny Daily Currant wrote this very funny satirical article called Kanye West scores 106 points against wheelchair basketball team earlier in the week. Since so many people on Twitter and social networks never actually click on links before retweeting, commenting and sharing headlines, the headline went semi-viral and gullible idiots were believing this actually happened.
Via the article:
The stunned crowd continued to watch the game in the name of charity but several parents grew upset by the actions of West. Fred Skilling, whose sixth-grade son, Sam, left the court crying, took him and his friend home after the first quarter.
As more parents took their children out of the game Kanye began yelling, “Quitters! Quitters! Quitters!” followed by laughter. Another parent was heard saying, “The guy donates five thousand dollars and he thinks it gives him the right to do anything he wants.”
After the game, West told the media, “I set out to break Wilt Chamberlain’s record of points in one game and that’s what I did. It was for a good cause and I couldn’t be happier with my play.”
C’mon, we all know Kanye couldn’t score that many points against a wheelchair basketball team even if he had Kim and her recently leaked pics distracting them on the sidelines. Then again, he did “hit every free throw, every layup” and “every shot” when he played point for a championship team in a Summer league once…right?
Via NY Times
I think you got to make your case. Seventh grade, I wanted to be on the basketball team. I didn’t get on the team, so that summer I practiced. I was on the summer league. My team won the championship; I was the point guard. And then when I went for eighth grade, I practiced and I hit every free throw, every layup, and the next day I looked on this chart, and my name wasn’t on it. I asked the coach what’s up, and they were like, “You’re just not on it.” I was like, “But I hit every shot.” The next year — I was on the junior team when I was a freshman, that’s how good I was. But I wasn’t on my eighth-grade team, because some coach — some Grammy, some reviewer, some fashion person, some blah blah blah — they’re all the same as that coach. Where I didn’t feel that I had a position in eighth grade to scream and say, “Because I hit every one of my shots, I deserve to be on this team!” I’m letting it out on everybody who doesn’t want to give me my credit.
NYTimes: And you know you hit your shots.
Yeah — you put me on the team. So I’m going to use my platform to tell people that they’re not being fair. Anytime I’ve had a big thing that’s ever pierced and cut across the Internet, it was a fight for justice. Justice. And when you say justice, it doesn’t have to be war. Justice could just be clearing a path for people to dream properly. It could be clearing a path to make it fair within the arena that I play. You know, if Michael Jordan can scream at the refs, me as Kanye West, as the Michael Jordan of music, can go and say, “This is wrong.”
One last question and answer: Kanye West is a musical genius who can be delusional from time to time?