Inside the bubble in Orlando, Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell and Dallas Mavericks Star Luka Doncic had drama which ended in Harrell calling Doncic a “Bitch Ass White Boy”. Here’s the ELEPHANT in the room: Reverse roles, and Doncic is GONE for the season. I mean, GONE! To give this story a full 360 scope, Harrell did apologize, which really only means ONE THING. He said it! Lip-Reading isn’t my thing, and I can’t say 100% that’s what was said, yea, sure looks like it but it doesn’t matter now, an apology has been offered.
If the NBA is truly about equality, this is a bad look as there’s no precedent to land on. What the hell is allowed? What’s not? Can the word “WHITE” be replaced? Maybe even not with a color, with a derogatory sexual term? What about “boy”? Can that word be replaced? Who can be cancelled, and who can’t? In 2020, it’s a MORE than fair question. It should be asked, and the NBA should answer.
Here's Montrezl Harrell saying "bitch ass white boy" in Ernie Johnson's voice pic.twitter.com/IyGHtPtESx
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) August 24, 2020
Oh, this also isn’t Harrell’s first highlight reel talking’ smack. Here he tells a fan to “Shut The Fuck Up”…. Is that still OK? If so, cool, just say something NBA!
"Sit over there and be a fan, shut the f*ck up…" pic.twitter.com/CloCiT7pgA
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) February 12, 2019
Now, the NHL, and a different outcome as it relates to cancel culture.
Mile Milbury, a Broadcast Announcer for the NHL responded to this statement about being sequestered in the NHL bubble:
“If you think about it, it’s a terrific environment with regard to — if you enjoy playing and enjoy being with your teammates for long periods of time, it’s a perfect place,”
“It’s the perfect place, Not even any women here to disrupt your concentration.”
The next game, Milbury was not a part of the broadcast team and then said the hell with it, and announced he was stepping away from NBC’s coverage for the remainder of The Stanley Cup playoffs.
Well, at least we have a baseline from The NHL. Whether you truly believe that Milbury was slamming women, or was actually slamming men who are easily distracted by women….
The problem with cancel culture, is that it actually cancels culture. Soon, our Sports Announcers are going to be Alexa-Style drones who have zero personality, and absolutely no opinion on anything outside of the X’s and O’s. Can’t wait. Sports are really gonna suck.
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