Editor, Albert Einstein said, "Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment."
Albert Einstein said, "Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment."
Oct. 11, there was an letter to the editor blasting Coach Melaney for calling Brock Smith the best basketball player to ever roam the halls of Fremont and called on him to write an apology to another player ("Jared Jensen beats many in prep basketball").
In a turbulent world full of teens posed with difficult decisions everyday, and more and more of them choosing the path of least resistance or worse, a path that infringes on the liberties of others, I would hope that we have not become small minded enough to believe that what makes someone "the best" at basketball or anything else can be boiled down to a stat line.
Different than was related in the previous editorial, Brock was indeed number one all-time in many of the big man stats and in the top three of all the others.
The reality is that Coach Melaney, different than the rest of the fans, had access to Brock, not just on the basketball court. He was able to see his character in a variety of situations.
Coach Melaney said that Brock was the "best to ever roam the halls" and I wish there were more coaches that were aware of "who" their players really are and reinforce the idea that they are all more important than a stat line.
Good for Coach Melaney and good for Brock Smith, the best to ever roam the halls of Fremont!