So Thunder play-by-play announcer Brian Davis made a comment about Westbrook in their final game, basically in awe of Westbrook's performance:https://streamable.com/2kkiy
Thunder have suspended him 1 game for that comment.https://www.si.com/nba/2018/04/13/thunder-russell-westbrook-brian-davis-announcer-comment
"We think obviously the use of that term is offensive and inappropriate, and I expressed that to Brian [Wednesday] night," Mahoney told Katz. "Brian assures me it was not meant in any derogatory way, and he apologizes. But again, we feel strongly that it's inappropriate and offensive."
And Davis has since released this statement:
It is with great remorse and humility that I accept this suspension for the insensitive words I used during Wednesday's broadcast. While unintentional, I understand and acknowledge the gravity of the situation. I offer my sincere apology and realize that, while I committed a lapse in judgment, such mistakes come with consequences. This is an appropriate consequence for my actions.
The reaction I've seen from most people is that they thought this was a common phrase that they didn't consider racist, but now that they think about they can see how it seems racist. I'm with them. And really a one game suspension is a slap on the wrist here, no big deal.
But anyway, I seemed to be on the opposite side of most here on the opinion of the Patty Mills incident. Interested in what people here think about this whole situation.
Inexcusable? Obviously racist? Not racist? Should be fired? Overreaction? Too PC? Etc.