Originally Posted by gabepizza
Both of Irving's parents are American and he has lived in American since he was two years old. If you don't call people who moved to America when they were two or younger American than probably 50% of New York City is not American. But Irving is even more American than those immigrants because his parents were American.
Dominique Wilkins was born in France, had French descent parents (people keep saying they were Americans are simply distorting truth - they were French who had US citizenship)............
He played in Europe because he was allowed to because he had a FRENCH passport. He was eligible to play for France's national team if he wanted to, and was asked to.
His family is French and speaks French. He even has a freaking FRENCH name.
But according to this forum, he's 100% "American". Well he's more French than Antetokoumpo brothers are Nigerian. Those brothers just speak Greek and English.
But this forum says Wilkins was pure American and all this other bullshit, but those brothers are "not Greek" and are "pure Nigerian".
You are a bunch of racist xenophobic scum.
Tony Parker was born in BELGIUM. Tony Parker's father is AMERICAN. Tony Parker has US citizenship. Tony Parker can play for Team USA, not even as a "naturalized player", but as a natural one.
Tony Parker can play for Belgium if he wanted to as a natural player.
Never ****ing once have I heard anyone here call Tony Parker "Belgian" or "American".........
I have seen dozens of people here call Hakeem "American", because "he learned to play basketball in USA, he speaks English, played for Team USA, and has US citizenship".
Seen MANY MANY people here claim Hakeem is "American" and not Nigerian, using that "logic".........
But these brothers - no ****ing way can they be considered Greek. Just pure Nigerian, even though they spent their whole lives in Greece and were born there.
Never mind that Hakeem was born in Nigeria and lived their until he was college age. Oh yeah, all minor details in the racist xenophobic world of ISH.
Keep your racist xenophobic double standards bullshit to yourself.