Kanye West didn’t score 106 points against a team of wheelchair bound kids in a game of basketball. Although it certainly sounds plausible and seems like something Kanye would do, the story is a complete fabrication. So what was the basis for this rumor and where did it begin.
I love facts nearly as much as Kanye loves Kanye, which is why I initially thought this was true. But it didn’t take long to discover that it was just a satirical story over recent events.
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In September 2014 while performing a concert in Sydney, Australia, Kanye caused a stir of controversy be demanding that all the audience stand and dance before he started performing. He then proceeded to single out two individuals who remained seated. Person 1 promptly raised a prosthetic leg to which Kanye said “OK,” but he continued with the other person. This was despite members of the audience clearly motioning like in a game of charades that this person was in fact wheelchair bound. Perhaps this illustrates that Kanye is not the ideal partner for a game of charades. The three minute ordeal finally ended when security realized that the person was confined to a wheelchair. So what did Kanye do?
Kanye, upon realizing that the fan was in a wheelchair then started the concert. Cool, right? But he didn’t apologize for his rude behavior. So this is where the satirical story about Kanye scoring 106 points in a game of basketball against wheelchair kids came from.
The article which appeared in satirical news site “The Daily Currant” explains that he decided to smooth over relations with the disabled community with a charity game of basketball against wheelchair kids from a middle school. It then goes onto explain that he screwed this up by scoring total of 106 points.
A charity basketball game didn’t go exactly as planned yesterday when Kanye West scored 106 points against a team of handicapped children in wheelchairs.
The game was a PR move intended to smooth over the controversy that erupted this week between Kanye and the disabled community. At one of his concerts recently West repeatedly asked wheelchaired fans to stand, and refused to apologize for his mistake afterwards.
The Basketball Wheelchair Charity for Cancer event pitted disabled middle school children against Kanye and his entourage. Kanye’s team seemed hesitant to play as hard since they were not also in wheelchairs as originally planned.
By the end of the day links from this story were spreading like wildfire around the internet. The average persons opinion of Kanye certainly wasn’t improved any. I do wonder what Kanye’s opinion of the story would have been like? Would he have been angry at such a joke story, or proud of the tremendous single handed score that he made?
So what makes us think that this story about Kanye scoring 106 points against a wheelchair basketball team comprising kids is fake? The site that it appeared on. In the The Daily Currant’s about page it explains that the site is only a spoof new site and not to be taken seriously, a bit like News of the World and others. They do say however that even though the news stories are fake, they are supposed to address real world issues.