It’s a Sad Rosh Hashanah for Basketball Fans

Justin September 17, 2009 1

Remember Tamir Goodman? He was  the “Jewish Jordan,” who was going to be the greatest basketball player in the history of the University of Maryland, until Gary Williams told him he would have to play during the Sabbath.

Well, that didn’t work out so much:

“I did not think I’d be retiring at 27 _ there’s no way,” Goodman said Wednesday after a news conference held not at an arena but at a Brooklyn museum dedicated to Jewish children.

“But I have learned it’s been perfectly ordained, and it’s a better plan than what I thought to myself.”

Strangely, the Jewish Jordan also called out Bryon Russel and Jeff Van Gundy during his retirement speech, then called Jerry Krause a big fat ass who doesn’t know the first thing about basketball.

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  1. beltway buddy September 17, 2009 at 9:55 pm -

    The real reason Gary reneged on the scholarship had nothing to do with not playing on the sabbath. His HS team came to play a game at MD and Goodman got lit up and looked horrible.

    He rocked the shit out of the bible-banger league, but he couldn’t hold his own against the schools not built around fairy tales and imaginary people who live in the sky.

    /happy Rosh Hashana

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