Jalen Rose Compared John Wall Dropping $47K At The Strip Club To Russell Westbrook Donating A Million Dollars To UCLA
Complex- On an episode of the Jalen & Jacoby podcast that was recorded right after the video hit the Internet, Jalen Rose talked about what Wall did. And while some people criticized Wall for spending so much money at the strip club, Rose praised him for it and said that he was actually doing “charity work” in the club that night. He even went as far as to compare the $1 million donation that Russell Westbrook made to UCLA recently to the $47,000 “donation” Wall made to a handful of dancers.
“Russell Westbrook and John Wall both did a great charitable thing,” he said. “Russell Westbrook, giving $1 million to UCLA, it’s noble, it’s recognizable, it’s something that’s going to create a legacy for his name for years to come. It’s philanthropic work. Now, the charity that John Wall did, that’s the charity that makes it to the hood, and it also is a donation to those who are working really hard to entertain adults that evening. And when a customer does come in and spends that type of cake, everyone leaves with full bags. And you know what? I support full bags!”
“My approach would be different,” he said, “but the premise still stands: He’s doing charity work. John Wall, a little bit different from Russell Westbrook, but he’s still contributing and giving back to the community.”
What an unfair comparison. Seriously, John Wall is out here paying for half naked women to go to school, and all Russell Westbrook did was make sure the facilities would be nicer for the people that are already there. Hey Russ, they got to get their first dude. Maybe show a little financial support to your local strip club so their employees can afford to get educated and grow up to be older, smarter strippers. You don't measure an act of charity by the actual dollar amount. Sure, John Wall only "donated" $47,000, but that was $47,000 that came directly from the goodness of his heart. He didn't even want to frivolously display his wealth. He could have done without the endless amount of lapdances that came as a direct result. He did that for the hood. He did that for his people. You want to call throwing a bunch of money in the general direction of a hard working scantily clad woman a payment for services rendered then that's on you, but I call it charity and so does Jalen Rose. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook is shamelessly throwing seven figures at his alma mater just so they will put his name on a building or something. Jesus, how petty and selfish can a person be? I suppose it's unfair of me to say that one man's philanthropy is more commendable than anothers, but at least John Wall knows his money is making it's way into the right hands. At least he knows it's going towards a good cause. After all, if you can't trust exotic dancers to properly allocate their money to productive ventures then who can you trust?
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