Utica N.Y.- A debate abput the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) escalated to fisticuffs at the Uppercutz Barbershop and Incense Emporium yesterday. It started with a lighthearted debate of the greatest NBA player. It became a knock ’em down, drag ’em out, stab that fool with them nose trimmers fight. Things became heated when the debate moved to the greatest Harlem Globetrotter of all time.Â Malik Hairston, a patron who has been selling mixtapes at the shop for ten years said:
“I’ve been selling mixtapes at this shop for ten years and I’ve never seen anything like it. It can get pretty heated when talking Jordan or LeBron. When somebody said Curly Neal was better than Meadowlark Lemon it got bananas up in here. Yo, get at me for one of these CD’s before you bounce”Â
Owner John Hill looked around at the damage and shook his head
“They gonna act a fool and tear up my shop fussing about Curly and Meadowlark. They ain’t never see Wee Willie Gardner play for the Globetrotters. That boy was something else and he did it in a time when they would beat the Washington Generals on a Saturday, and on Sunday some of those same Washington Generals were also police officers that were gonna be beating them at at a civil rights march. Now that’s what you call playing under pressure”.