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Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
On Monday, WAFB reporter Jacques Doucet spoke with Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, who went by Chris Jackson during his playing days at LSU, and asked him if his number should be retired at the PMAC.

Here's what he had to say:

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Don’t want to oppress him any more having the patriarchy retire his number
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ISIS can retire his number
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I don't care about what religion he follows. The man gave a thoughtful and humble response.
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Kind of surprised to see the support for a guy that will never stand for the flag. He thinks the American flag represents oppression. How is this different from kaepernick, who most people on tigerdroppings can't stand?
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A well-spoken response by a level-headed man. Sounds to me like he has things in the proper perspective. He was the best player I ever saw play at the PMAC and left his home state to come to LSU in order to do so.
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Without ? Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was one of the best PG's in the history of the NCAA. And trust me if Chris Jackson wouldn't have converted to Islam his jersey would've been retired. I bet if you ask Dale Brown, Shaquille O'Neal and the rest of his teammates and also ask anybody he played against and they would tell you HELL YEAH!!! Man I still remember that phenomenal game between LSU and Loyola-Marymount and the battle between the two prolific scorers in Chris Jackson and the late great Hank Gathers, one of the greatest college basketball games ever.
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It literally has nothing to do with that; it is an archaic rule that you have to graduate from LSU. Which is just a ridiculous, it’s about athletic excellence and he deserves it. My favorite Tiger b-ball player.
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If Skyler Mays plays four years, I would like to see his number retired. He would be a true Tiger for so many reasons. His basketball play, loyalty, unselfishness, academic ability, and his love for the University.
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Yes.
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He was amazing to watch!
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Kid had ice water flowing through his veins 24/7.
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Couldn't even track of his own fouls and fouled out on an intentional foul.
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He is, almost without question, the second best guard in LSU history, just based on the way we measure these things. I mean, Pistol Pete is #1 and CJ's only real competition for #2 is Howard "Hi C" Carter.
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You sure you don't mean Ethan Martin rather than High-C?
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32.2 ppg as a Freshman (NCAA RECORD) - SEC Player of the Year and 1st Team All American. 27.8 ppg as a Sophomore - SEC Player of the Year and 1st Team All American. NUFF SAID!
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Why Chris had to change his name? You cant worship Allah as a Jackson? If they retire his jersey, what name goes on the back?
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He obviously doesn't follow the same Islam that the overwhelming vast majority of Muslims around the world follow. As most black American Muslim converts to Islam such as him, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali, etc. also do not follow the real Islam and the same Islam that gives the world so many problems.
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@spacecowboy: You're either pregnant or you're not.
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What would Mohammed do? Besides marry a 12 yr old ...
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Hahahha
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I laugh each time I see your avatar and handle.
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Actually, she was nine. However the marriage supposedly wasn't consummated until she was twelve. Still, that's not necessarily relevant to the conversation regarding whether CJ's jersey should be retired. As for me: I was a student at LSU when CJ played. He was great to watch and we loved him. We called him "Cash" when he was at the free throw line because you could bank on him. But in all honesty, I don't think his jersey should be retired. He was special. He was one of our all-time greats. But he didn't quite hit the stride of Maravich or O'Neal. Close. Very close. But off by just the least little bit.
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Absolutely. Without question.
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He had a most admirable response.
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i would love to see him in the LSU hall of fame.
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i would love to see him in the LSU hall of fame.
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Respect the flag then maybe
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Cousin
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Shut up, dumb*ss
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At least he's not totally self-centered and narcissistic like so many NBA players. He actually cares about a higher power and trying to do what's right. I'm a Christian but I respect him for trying to be a good person and I guarantee he is a much better person than many Christians.
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