Six years after his retirement, it's easy to remember Shaquille O'Neal as the fun-loving, dominant center from his prime, but it's easy to forget his relatively tame by this list's standards racist comments about then-Rockets center Yao Ming. Many were outraged at O'Neal's insensitive comments, as well as him playing to the Asian language stereotypes, but his fellow future Hall of Famer took it in stride - and even educated Shaq Diesel on cultural boundaries. I think there are a lot of difficulties in two different cultures understanding each other, especially countries of very large populations, China and the United States.
The world is getting smaller and has a greater understanding of cultures. When we've discussed Isiah Thomas' disappointing executive career with the New York Knicks before, we've also reminded readers that during his playing days, Thomas was one of the greatest point guards in NBA history. However, there was a time where Thomas may or may not have made an ignorant comment.
That comment, you ask? When asked about Boston's Larry Bird, Thomas argued that if the Celtics legend was black, he ''would be just another good guy. Again, this is a fairly tame comment, though it did upset many and bring upon the racial double standard argument of what would have happened if Bird said that about Thomas. Isiah did apologize, saying ''My mistake was in joking in a manner and with someone who did not fully understand that I was joking.
I'm really hurting about this. This is one of the 'incidents' from that first list, so if you missed it, here's Fox Sports 1's Jason Whitlock on racism!
Many condemned the act, but as we explained in the first article, Jason Whitlock took a different approach. But did it stop me from rising? Did it stop LeBron James?
Donald Sterling has done many thing wrong - and trust me, we're not done with him yet - but what he did to Elgin Baylor during the latter's 22 years as Clippers general manager was just terrible. A fresh take on sports: During the meeting, Ferry read from a scouting report that contained the following description of Deng:. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Do you have to?
That is a lie. Again, I'll make the same point I did then: In May , a blogger named Robert Seagal-Misovic penned a piece on Garnett accusing him of being racist towards opponents and teammates without any real evidence or logic. Take this, for example. Ironically they also happen to be the only two teams Garnett has ever played for.
For his sake, perhaps a trade to Atlanta is in order. From there, Seagal-Misovic goes on to mention incidents where Garnett became heated with white players If this happened today, there'd be outrage - and seeing as Seagal-Misovic hasn't penned an article for Bleacher Report since , maybe the bosses realized that.
While with the Sacramento Kings in , Williams made headlines not for his crossovers, but for an incident with a fan during a Kings-Warriors game. I'll kill y'all just like that. That's more important than any fine or suspension by the NBA. Another fine moment from Jason Whitlock's career of intolerance - is it possible that Whitlock was behind the Death Camp of Tolerance?
Nothing says 'Jason Whitlock' more than paying tribute to an ugly stereotype This is a special case on this list because the man who made the comment, ESPN editor Anthony Federico, really wasn't going for anything racist; in fact, when he used 'Chink in the Armor' to headline the Knicks' first loss during Linsanity - one that saw the Asian-American point guard turn the ball over nine times - it was moreso about a team being halted during a hot streak. But, shortly after realizing just what he had done, Fedrico was extremely remorseful.
I'm so sorry if I offended Jeremy. Fedrico was fired after a suspension, but interestingly, Max Bretos - who had been doing a SportsCenter segment on ESPNews - used the same term and was suspended for 30 days. Yes, this one is on here even if Ferry isn't the one who wrote the scouting report where this came from. During the summer of , the Atlanta Hawks front office was discussing then-free agent Luol Deng and if he'd potentially be a good fit on a rising Eastern Conference team. During the meeting, Ferry read from a scouting report that contained the following description of Deng:.
Con isn't bad, but it's there. African-like, store-front looks great but there's a black, market section in the back. Chicago thought he was good for their culture, but an outlier. Even if you're not the one that wrote that, censorship may have been the best idea there. An investigation showed that Ferry was not racist - and honestly, I don't think he was trying to be - but he remains blackballed from general manager jobs And speaking of the Knicks, how about Larry Johnson infamously comparing the team to a group of 'rebellious slaves.
You tell Bill Walton that.
We from Massa Johnson's plantation. I'm the only one who came out of my neighborhood. All of them dead, on drugs, selling drugs.
Am I supposed to be honored and happy just by my success? But I can't deny the fact of what's happened to us over years and years, and we're still at the bottom of the totem pole. I can't turn my head to that.
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Again, the Knicks are tied to slavery, but this was Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green making the comments rather than one of James Dolan's players. You doing it against me -- you speaking out against my organization -- it's not good anymore? Set in the desert southwest town of Las Cruces, New Mexico, this is a story of amazing patience and love for the fatherless and the forgotten.
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