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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf: The Price of Freedom

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was an All America famed basketball superstar, filled record books at Gulfport High and LSU, and then the NBA. Blackballed at the best time of his career. At the age of 26. Before getting suspended for not standing during National Anthem, Rauf was largely considered as the best shooter in the NBA while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range. He was shooting six 3s a game, which was rare in the 90s. 19.2 points per game, he finally got a nice run. He is considered as a prototype of today’s players Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, and Trae Young.

TIMELINE
00:00 – 03:34 Prologue
03:34 – 09:18 NBA suspends Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
09:18 – 12:10 Rauf’s Denver Nuggets & Sacramento Kings career
12:10 – 22:13 Post NBA career & his life with Tourette’s Syndrome

Thank you for the footage, credit: Carron J. Phillips, Ryan Van Dusen, Sterling Foster, LamarMatic, VincentDa, dwfake, Barbaros Çıdal, Stephanie Cheng, Raphael Cohen, vaskos, roseto basket story

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