Professional sports have been completely overrun by “wokeness.”
One of the reasons for that is sports reporting that is wildly to the left.
But NBA legend Charles Barkley called out one ESPN host for the racist thing he said.
Back-to-back league MVP Steve Nash was recently hired as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
The move was endorsed by the franchise’s two superstar players, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Under normal circumstances, this would not be controversial, but unfortunately everyone now lives in clown world.
Loudmouth ESPN host Stephen A. Smith blasted the move as an example of “white privilege” because Nash had never been a coach before.
“Ladies and gentlemen, there’s no way around this…This is white privilege. This does not happen for a black man…You want to scream to high heavens. How the hell does this always happen for somebody else other than us? Why is it that we have to be twice as good to get half as much? Why is it that no matter what we do and how hard we work and how we go through the process and the terrain of everything, somehow, someway, there’s another excuse to ignore that criteria, to ignore those credentials, and instead bypass it and make an exception to the rule for someone other than us?”
Smith’s rant was complete garbage.
There have been plenty of black coaches who were hired without any head-coaching experience: Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd, Isaiah Thomas, and Derek Fisher to name a few.
Hall of Famers Bill Russell and Lenny Wilkens were even player-coaches in the 1960s and 1970s respectively.
Smith’s analysis completely missed the mark, but the culture now rewards people who look for any grievance to pounce on.
But NBA legend and TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley called out the idiotic take by Smith:
— Cameron Cox (@CamCox12) September 4, 2020
Thankfully Barkley stood his ground and told the truth, which has become an act of bravery because the far-left narrative has become so pervasive.
Barkley’s co-host Kenny Smith recently walked off the set during a live broadcast in solidarity with NBA players who boycotted playoff games in support of Jacob Blake, an alleged rapist who was shot by a police officer while supposedly reaching for a knife.
Nash is a highly accomplished player who’s well respected by everyone in the league, including the top two players on his new team.