Louis Farrakhan’s Grandson Signs With the Milwaukee Bucks
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is a well known and controversial leader in this country. His vision for a self-reliant African-American community has struck a chord among many in the black community, culminating with the Million Man March. But Farrakhan has also been accused of being an anti-Semite, among other things. Right wing blogs regularly rehash and replay fiery Farrakhan speeches as a way of stoking white fear, but Farrakhan has remained an important figure in the black community in spite of it all.
Now it seems that Louis Farrakhan isn’t the only member of his family who is going to enjoy the limelight. Farrakhan’s grandson, Mustapha Farrakhan Jr., is headed to the Milwaukee Bucks to play professional basketball.
BuzzFeed reports on his career up to now:
He starred at the University of Virginia from 2007-11, leading the team in scoring his senior year, and last year he played for the Bakersfield Jam in the NBA’s D-League, averaging 9.0 points a game. Now he’ll get a shot at the NBA — the Milwaukee Bucks just signed the 6’4″ guard to their training camp roster. He still needs to make the regular-season team, but this is the best way to do it.
It will be curious whether or not sports anchors will be able to control themselves enough not to bring up Mustapha’s grandfather during games. Maybe they’ll show a bit of self-restraint, but it’s not hard to imagine that there will be quite a bit of conversation regarding Louis Farrakhan during the slow moments of a Bucks game.
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