October 19, 2011

More evidence that racism isn't a problem anymore

Bryant Gumbel says that NBA commissioner David Stern is like a "plantation overseer."

Stern's version of what has been going on behind closed doors has of course been disputed, but his efforts were typical of a commissioner who has always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern plantation overseer, treating NBA men as if they were his boys. It's part of Stern's M.O., like his past self-serving edicts on dress code and the questioning of officials. His moves were intended to do little more than show how he's the one keeping the hired hands in their place.

If he's really a modern-day slave master, then why does "Ole Massa pay players an AVERAGE of $4.75 million or $92,199 per week," as Larry Elder notes?

I must be magnitudes less than a "slave," then. Sheesh.

Posted by Hube at October 19, 2011 04:17 PM | TrackBack

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Who does Gumbel work for NBC? Does that mean Comcast and Jeffrey Immelt are also plantation owners?

Posted by: AJ Lynch at October 20, 2011 05:14 PM