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Thabo Sefolosha
Thabo Sefolosha
Position: G
Born: 05/02/84
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:213 lbs. / 96.6 kg.
Salary: $4,000,000
Sefolosha acknowledged the tragedy of the attacks, but implored the public not to recklessly point the finger at the Muslim community. “When you look at the history a little bit and what’s been happening, especially in France, you have to wonder what is pushing people to do that,” Sefolosha told CLNS Radio. “I think some of the political resitrictions and laws in place, I think it pushes people to feel like they’re outcast. “When you point fingers at people and that’s a way they can express their irritation, it’s very sad to see. But at the same time, in no circumstances are what they doing is okay. I hope eventually it will stop.”
Tensions hit an explosive point with the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January this year. But Sefolosha doesn’t want to see an increase in the nation’s unstable polarization. “I don’t know. It’s a broad question and I don’t think I can answer this now,” Sefolosha said when asked what he wants to see change in France. “But I think definitely, at some point, pointing [the] finger at Islamic as a general group does [not do] anyone any good. I think that some terrorist people that uses Islam to make [an] act of terror has to be something that you can’t just blame it on everybody. Islam is a religion that is maybe the most religion [sic] that people believe in the most and a lot of those people are not terrorists. I think it’s important to separate the two and in the media especially, the right vision that’s going on.”
The well-publicized incident cost the Hawks swingman the remainder of last season, and he responded by rejecting a plea deal from the city and pursuing a trial, in which he was found not guilty of three misdemeanor charges, including resisting arrest. He then decided to sue the city. “It was a tough decision,” he said. “At the same time, with what I believe in, I thought it was the right decision. I had to stick to my principles in life more than anything.”
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When asked if the incident changed him, Sefolosha said, “Not a different person. But when you play basketball, you’re so caught up into what you’re doing and into that life. “I’m a little bit more relaxed now because the world is so much better than basketball. What we do as basketball players can influence a lot of young people, and the fact we have the spotlight to speak on things we believe in, we can support good causes by the things we do just by being visible.”