George Vecsey has a nice column in today's New York Times about when Spike Lee showed his Hurricane Katrina documentary to the New York Knicks. There is a lot of talk about charachter, including Isiah Thomas saying that he believes "if you can make the man, the player will come." I like to think he's right. Then Spike Lee says:
“Let’s be honest about this, these are young brothers,” Lee said. “They’re millionaires. It’s moronic the way some of them are going around with guns,” he said, referring to players in general, not necessarily the Knicks.
“This is macho bull that you’ve got to be 100 percent gangster,” Lee continued. “These young brothers have got to learn to show their vulnerability. They think that if you cry you’re a punk.”