Louis Farrakhan’s Grandson Was Just Signed By The Milwaukee Bucks

Mustapha Farrakhan, Jr. can both orate (we assume) and dunk all over your face.

Mustapha Farrakhan, Jr.’s grandfather, Louis Farrakhan, is the leader of the Nation of Islam and one of the big players in the 20th-century saga of civil rights; he’s also an endlessly controversial figure, long accused of being anti-Semitic. But Farrakhan, Jr.’s a basketball player, not a politician. He starred at the University of Virginia from 2007-11, leading the team in scoring his senior year, and last year he played for the Bakersfield Jam in the NBA’s D-League, averaging 9.0 points a game. Now he’ll get a shot at the NBA — the Milwaukee Bucks just signed the 6’4” guard to their training camp roster. He still needs to make the regular-season team, but this is the best way to do it.

Although Farrakhan, Jr. spent most of his college career as an above-average player on a cellar-dwelling ACC squad, there’s one play that stands out: this dunk against North Carolina State. I was a student at Duke when it happened; it was the first time anyone had really heard of Farrakhan, Jr. outside of Charlottesville or the Farrakhan family, and nobody talked about anything else for a week.

There are two important parts to this: 1) the posterizing dunk…

…and 2) the STARE

This should be a good thing for the NBA.

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