Angry White Dude: Stop Overreacting!
By now, most everyone's heard that Golden State minority owner Mark Stevens has been suspended, barred, and/or banned for a year and fined $500,000 for shoving Toronto's Kyle Lowry in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Dude really messed up.
He knows it. He said so himself, and he's accepted his punishment.
Stevens has also attempted to reach out to anyone and everyone involved to say he's sorry.
To some, though, this is not enough.
The sports talk shows have a different punishment in mind. Lifetime ban!
These people have lost what was left of their tiny little minds. Let's make this has simple has possible:
What the entire situation boils down to is some rich white dude in his 60's put his hands on a African-American who happens to be a professional athlete in his 20's.
Remember when Sir Charles Barkley threw a white dude out of a window? Was he banned for life? No way.
Drake gets into a shouting match with a Warriors player and walks up and down the sideline like he owns the team. Any punishment for this? No!
Rember Malice at the Palace?
Any lifetime suspensions dished out for that?
The NBA Crime Library lists over 350 times that players been arrested for various crimes. Have any of them been banned for life?
You know the answer, don't you?
Here it is, 2019, and many people pretend to want equality, when in fact they seem to want an advantage.
Why not have everyone play by the same rules?
Why is it that when Redd Foxx used the dreaded n-word on his TV show back in the 1970's, it was just soooooo funny, and when a African-American uses the word, it's 100% OK, but if I say it, I'm labled something that I'm not?
We will never reach equality unless we all have to play by the same rules.
Mark Stevens fucked up, and he's being punished.
Let's see if we can stop overreacting to the situation.