Elton Brand on the Fab 5 Documentary
The former Duke Blue Devil shares his thoughts.
by Jonathan Santiago / @itsJONsantiago
The Michigan Fab 5 documentary has caused response from all parts of basketball world, in particular Duke alums. Bobby Hurley took to the airwaves on the Dan Patrick Show the day after the movie aired. Grant Hill reacted to the movie in a classy written piece for the New York Times on Wednesday.
“A lot of inner city kids felt like that,” Brand said of the comments made by Jalen Rose in the film. “So I wasn’t mad at him or anything like that.
“He was ignorant at the time absolutely,” Brand continued. “But like I said a lot of people from the inner city, you know black youth, they felt like that.”
Brand has not yet watched the documentary. But he did read Hill’s reaction piece for the Times and enjoyed it.
“You know everything that he was talking about was very pertinent,” he said of Hill. “It’s current…You shouldn’t feel a certain way because you have two parents or (you’re) affluent…that’s ridiculous.”
Brand on March Madness and Duke’s Chances
On the NCAA Tournament. Does the former Blue Devil watch?
EB: Yeah, when I can. I was watching UNC versus LIU, Long Island Unversity (yesterday). I try to watch Duke as much as I can absolutely.
Does he think Duke is the favorite to repeat with Kyrie Irving back from injury?
EB: I think so. (Irving was) leading scorer (yesterday) with 14 points off the bench. A little rust, but they’re the champs until somebody dethrones them.