Last weekend, John Wall dropped stacks at a Dallas strip club – $47,000 to be precise. Many people were quick to judge, but Jalen Rose gets it, and he came in with one of the hottest takes in recent history. The retired NBA player didn’t just defend the actions of Wall, he praised them for being charitable to the hood, and compared them to Russell Westbrook’s $1 million donation to UCLA.
Before the mediasphere stuffs Rose for the comment, I’m going to step in and defend him on this one (big-time endorsement, I know). Many will scoff at the comparison between buying lap dances and a donation to a university, but consider this: 33 percent of strippers are in college. Seriously. Another huge percentage are probably single moms who got knocked up by some rich asshole who promised her the world before sneaking out of bed one night, hopping in his black Cadillac, and driving away forever. Not to discredit Westbrook for throwing a mill at UCLA. What he did was great. But big universities blow all their money on buying bigger jumbotrons, more prestigious head coaches, and thicker rims for athletes. Deposit that cash in between Candi’s ass cheeks, and it goes directly towards her dream of becoming a veterinarian.
In fact, I think it’s about time we started counting fraternity stripper night as a philanthropy event.
John Wall, keep making it rain, player.
[via Bleacher Report]
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