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Iverson Gets Rapped

You may have heard that
Alan Iverson recorded a rap album
which is apparently kind of gangster rap
and has been condemned for anti-gay and anti-women remarks. We have not
heard the album and if we do it'll be by chance, but a fair question to ask is
why John Rocker was so reviled for his comments and Alan Iverson, while he's
criticized, is for the most part not being criticized nearly as harshly.
That he's been pressured into apologizing is revealing, but come on, he's
advocating shooting people on his album ("[m]an enough to pull a gun, be
man enough to squeeze it"). Much like Rocker, if he has outraged
people enough to have to apologize, wouldn't it have been easier jus not to be
so nasty in the first place?