Controversial Former NBA Star to Visit Bristol Community College
Former NBA Star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf will be visiting Fall River on March 21.
Abdul-Rauf will be visiting Bristol Community College for a free discussion. According to the event's Facebook page, he will give a one hour talk "In His Own Words" about "activism, professional sports, and Islam." It will take place at the Jackson Arts Center on the H210 Fall River Campus from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Abdul-Rauf was one of the most accurate free throw shooters of all time, nearly breaking the NBA season record in the mid 90's. The former Denver Nugget may be best known for refusing to stand during the national anthem, and calling the United States flag a "symbol of oppression."
He was the Colin Kaepernick of the NBA while Kaepernick was still a schoolboy. Agree or disagree with Abdul-Rauf's decision, he paid a hefty price for not standing during the national anthem, including death threats and having his home burned to the ground. However, the basketball star says he has no regrets.