thinkingwarriors wrote:Smollett, Garrett...Westbrook? Is there a trend here of the privileged upper middle-class feeling entitled to use the color of there skin(or sexuality, gender, etc.) as a weapon to smear those they feel slighted by or as a tool to leverage more money? Yeah, that's a trend.
If there's no documentary proof of it and if the individuals around him can't corroborate it then go get your money son.
Privileged? I'm sorry, what? Why would WB use this situation to leverage more money? From who? Nobody was hung up on this until this redneck sued him. WB has nothing to gain here. And if you had a ounce of common sense, you'd understand that this kind of attention doesn't further anybody's platform. Stop playing devils advocate in clear situations. Kyle Korver literally wrote a later to Utah after this. And you still think those damn "colored people" are lying.
I clearly said, "as a weapon to smear those they feel slighted by", in this case it's not about money.
And hell yes Westbrook is privileged, possessing all the privilege that is bestowed upon someone make $38 million dollars this year.
"Redneck"? Your own use of racial epithets exposes your own racist inclinations. If Westbrook was white accusing a black individual of the same thing would you be saying "this n-word sued him"?
As I said before, if there's no audio of him saying it, if all the many fans around him, in a better position to hear what he said than Westbrook, can't corroborate the claims, then he should sue the hell out of Westbrook and the Jazz for vicious slander. If you accuse someone of racism, in this day and age when someone can lose their job or worse for such an accusation, you better bring some proof.
I take the presumption of innocence very seriously, as I do all the democratic rights our ancestors fought and died for. If this person was banned from Jazz games for life because of an allegation that can't be corroborated he has been wronged and he deserves to be made whole. Whether that's money or a public apology from the Jazz organization and rescinding the ban should be up to the parties involved or a lawful arbitrator.
Bob Meyers, June 7, 2018: "“It’s not in my job description to please NBA fans. It’s to win, end of story. I don’t need to be entertained, I just need to win. That’s all it is. That’s all I was hired to do. Win.”