My problem is the hypocrisy. If this were 2008, and we were before all of the constant lecturing from the left about racist, I'd take no particular interest in a black player calling a white player a "bitch ass white boy".
But we're not. We live in a time when everyone is trying to promote their own virtue, and when racism is found in the smallest possible things and denounced.
So how exactly, in the current climate, is it okay for a player to racially vilify another player?
"Imagine not understanding the difference between punching up and punching down."
They're both equals on the basketball court. Doncic isn't even American. There is no history of slavery or oppression of blacks in his blood line to even talk about. They both are also multimillionaires.
The only way this could have been "punching up" is if you believe that blacks are inferior to whites and that the insult was akin to a child insulting an adult.
"Which is more of an outrage to you? Montrezl calling Luka a white boy, or Jacob Blake being shot in the back by police after breaking up a fight?"
It may surprise you to learn that these two things have absolutely NO correlation to eachother, and that both things are entirely wrong and inappropriate.
It's like saying "yeah, I murdered someone. But have you heard of serial killers? yeah so bigger problems out there, ya know. Ignore me!"
"Don't give me the whole oppressed people cant be racist BS."
Yeah exactly. One, I find it hard to see someone who makes millions of dollars for putting a ball in a ring as "oppressed".
Two, we can all see that the rord "racism" has been hyjacked by university nut jobs to mean things about "structures of oppression" that rarely make sense when examined, rather than its original meaning - the hatred or mistreatment of someone due to their race.
Anyway I don't need to see a banning. I don't need to see this Montrezl character crucified in the media for it. But a media release from the NBA saying something along the lines of "we do not tolerate racial harassment of any kind in our league" that highlights why the league doesn't support the comment, nor any comment to anyone about race, would suffice and make enough of a unifying statement to all.
But of course, we wont see that.