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Need Help Debunking Old and Tired Allegations Against Coach Wooden

So, one of my friends on Facebook made this comment today:

“Pittsburgh fans showed the appropriate amount of disgust over Roethlisberger’s actions. L.A. didn’t show barely any over Kobe (to a disgusting degree). New York, now it’s your turn. How do you defend your greatest football player ever after what he (allegedly) did?”

He’s no Laker fan, but he is a HUGE UCLA fan. Then, some friend of his, clearly not of mine, comments on the post by saying:

“Two correct analogies. 1, John Wooden is to UCLA fans as Kobe Bryant is to Laker Fans. 2, John Wooden is to Championships at UCLA as Barry Bonds is to the single season and career home run record.”

 and he went on to say::

“All of Wooden’s championships are tainted because of blatent recruiting violations that have been confirmed by the players and unchecked by the NCAA because they’re in the past and they don’t want to rip down one of their icons. Any basketball fan knows this, UCLA fans shrug it off…much like what Shawn is talking about concerning Laker fans shrugging off any bad press about Kobe because he’s their hero. they’re both champions, but aren’t as squeeky clean as they’re made out to be by their faithful. Wooden was a great coach, but he doens’t win 10 championships without paying players.”

Kobe, Bonds and Wooden are not even in the same universe. Now that I have picked my jaw up off the floor, I’m ready to argue with this guy – suggestions???


<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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