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 Posted: Thu Nov 14th, 2019 02:24 pm
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Superstar
'18-'19 POTY, 1st Ballot HOFer


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silentkiller wrote: I read recently an article in Sports Illustrated from '93 where it said he was close to getting fired for his over the top comments. So I think he was an extremely lucky man to survive for 26 years on thin ice and still make controversial statements which made no sense.I'm not surprised he made it 26 years but I am surprised that he made it 26 years at the same station.  Don Imus called an entire basketball team "nappy headed ho's", and after a short time in purgatory, he got another gig where I believe he lasted for around ten more years.  In media back then, everybody had an opportunity to bounce back.  I fear that there will be no bouncing back anymore - it's like, make one mistake and you are done.  But don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that Cherry only made one mistake.  They wanted rid of him in the worst way and got their wish just by siding with the majority of the public.  If it were the '90s and Cherry was still drawing ratings like an icon, he would've weathered this storm.



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