The Celtics, Who Play In Boston, Handed Down A Two-Year Ban To A Fan That "Muttered" THAT Racial Slur At DeMarcus Cousins
You know who the Boston Celtics should really be mad at? I mean, other than piece of shit that used the most disgusting of words as a weapon in cowardly prioritizing his racism over the already questionable reputation of the city he represents, quite obviously. The Utah Jazz, for that two-year ban seems like a light slap upside a white-hooded head in retrospect, after another team went on to present a lifetime dismissal to someone whose more indirect racial undertones were taken umbrage with by Russell Westbrook...
The truth of the matter is that these bans are insanely ineffective anyway. You can take away someone's season tickets, but you deny them access into the building through the secondary market unless you've got the most focused and expert of facial recognizers working blue collar jobs as ticket takers. That's sad, because the NBA really needs little things like a worldwide epidemic of intolerance to cease creeping its way within screaming distance of the hardwood, but it's true. Not to encourage those that have been publicly ostracized for being bigoted assholes, but - so long as they manage to somehow swallow their white pride - they can pretty easily sit through a game undetected.
For that reason, it's in every organization's best interest - from both a PR perspective and more importantly a humanity perspective - to give these morons that illogically pay in excess to demean the entire existence of those they are paying to see an official and eternal door to the ass. Not only because there is no such thing as too strict a punishment for being such a prejudiced prick that you feel more than comfortable doing so in front of tens of thousands of people, but because it's a punishment that's more of a hopeful deterrent than a harsh form of discipline. Therefore, why not deter discrimination as severely as humanly possible in hopes that it's effective? That's a question that really should have been asked, specifically regarding the use of the n-word in Boston.