by Greg Reynolds
A black NBA player reportedly made a shocking racial remark to a white NBA player after a heated confrontation during a game on Friday night while the players were wearing jerseys that had special social justice phrases printed on the back.
“LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell and Dallas Mavericks Slovenian star Luka Doncic got into a scuffle last night that ended with Harrell calling Doncic a ‘bitch ass white boy,’”
Outkick columnist Gary Sheffield Jr. wrote. “The solution here is simple, even if many won’t like it: the NBA has to suspend Montrezl Harrell and send a message that race-based derogatory comments like his on the basketball court won’t be tolerated. The NBA has already set this precedent with gay slurs on the court, why not with racial-based insults as well?”
“Montrezl Harrell’s comments have already spawned a million ‘If the races were reversed’ conversations on social media and there is no doubt that if Luka had referred to Montrezl Harrell as a ‘b**** a** black boy,’ that the social media condemnation would have rained down from the heavens on Luka,” Sheffield added. “In fact, Luka would probably be suspended for the remainder of the season. He would be crushed, a social pariah in all of sports.”
UPDATE: Bleacher Report claims “courtside fans interviewed have confirmed the outburst as reported.”
Former NBA player and current ESPN host Jay Williams slammed Harrell for the alleged comment, noting that if Doncic said something like that, it would be a big deal.
In a video posted to Twitter, Williams responded:
Questions for our readers: Should Harrell be suspended by the NBA? And do you still watch NBA games since their radical turn towards BLM and anti-police propaganda?