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Announcer Says Black Player Is 'Out Of His Cotton-Picking Mind'

Announcer Says Black Player Is 'Out Of His Cotton-Picking Mind'

Davis said star player Russell Westbrook was "out of his cotton-pickin' mind" to emphasize his strong play on the court.

Following that game, the OKC Thunder would release a statement condemning his racially insensitive language, and Davis would up apologizing.

Thunder will suspend TV play-by-play announcer Brian Davis for Game 1 of Western Conference first round. Its origins are traced back to slavery in the southern United States, when black slaves were forced to harvest cotton.

Russell Westbrook, who achieved his 25th triple-double of the season during the game, sank a three-point shot from the corner of the court, an undeniably hard shot to make, though one he did easily thanks to a fake pass move he made to thwart off a defender. Many took to social media to complain about Davis' choice of words.




Davis will be suspended for one game, after making a questionable on-air remark about point guard Russell Westbrook during the team's season finale against the Memphis Grizzlies. Charlamagne used Brian Davis' remarks as an excuse to give his white viewers a lesson in ascendancy.

"It is with great remorse and humility that I accept this suspension for the insensitive words I used during Wednesday's broadcast", the statement, shared on Twitter by reporter Royce Young, read. "I offer my honest apology".

It is yet to be determined if Davis, who is a full-time employee of the Thunder, will address his comments on a future broadcast. "This is an appropriate outcome for my actions".


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