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 Posted: Sat Jun 16th, 2018 11:40 am
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Thunder parted ways with the announcer who said Russell Westbrook was “out of his cotton-picking mind"

Brian Davis is out in Oklahoma City just over two months after making a controversial comment about superstar guard Russell Westbrook.


The Thunder announced on Friday that Davis, their longtime play-by-play announcer, will not be having his contract renewed for the 2018-19 season, per Royce Young of ESPN.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 16th, 2018 03:19 pm
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This annoys me in so many different ways. I’m being careful to hold my tongue here but the reality of this is that racism only exists because young “people of color” that have never experienced it just won’t let it die.



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Geezus almighty. It's an older term that you might here on Andy Griffith or something, but seriously?



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Amazing he would be in less trouble if he had said "Out of his fucking mind". That term has been around forever and it could easily slip out if someone is trying NOT to cuss, for tv or radio or whatever.

Damn shame. I doubt he meant anything by it.

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This is why I swear at coworkers and patients in French. No one down here is smart enough to know that I"m insulting them.

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Good point. I did the same thing as a kid with English. Made me think what a swear word even is if people have to understand it for it to exist

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A total overreaction. I use that term myself. My grandmother, a black woman used that term endlessly. Just incredible.

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Trump has Oklahoma locked up for the next 16 years.



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Superstar wrote: This annoys me in so many different ways. I’m being careful to hold my tongue here but the reality of this is that racism only exists because young “people of color” that have never experienced it just won’t let it die.
WHAT LMAO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
and he deserves to be fired for being an idiot 

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I've never thought of cotton pickin' as having racial overtones. This seems a little extreme.



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That goes to how old the term is.

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Wait until someone gets fired for "eeny meenu miny mo". 



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He wouldn't approve.

Last edited on Tue Jun 19th, 2018 06:48 pm by freebirdsforever2001



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srossi wrote: Trump has Oklahoma locked up for the next 16 years.I get what you are saying.  LOL.  Well, that state won't be voting Democratic before the 23rd century.  

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I still cannot believe the guy was fired over this. The term is so commonly used that it doesn't mean anything other than a guy must be nuts. I just don't get it.

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