The President Of A Lithuanian Basketball Team Had Some Less Than Progressive Thoughts On Black Players
I don't want to make light of racism that is so over-the-top that it feels like it's the script of a parody that the 'Chappelle's Show' left on the cutting room floor, but I'm going to do it anyway because the entirety of that quote is too stupid to process as anything other than a piss poor attempt at shock humor. So with that being said...Donald Sterling, eat your goddamn cold, black heart out! Time to let Phil Jackson's career as an braindead executive sleep with the fishes, because he has officially been let off the hook!
I imagine that Gedvydas Vainauskas team building strategy reads a little something like this: "One black. Two blacks. Three blacks?! NO MORE!", and the sad part is that he probably considers that a step in the right direction. Honestly, what are the odds that his organizational limit for African Americans was set firmly at 1 before someone explained to him that excusing your melanin deficient roster by referencing a token black is a tell tale sign that you are - indeed - a racist? They've got to be even higher than the pedestal he's placed himself atop of. I bet he thought that employing two black guys would have him mentioned in the same breath as Abraham Lincoln. That is, until their posse snuck on the team, sabotaged the postseason with their inherent thuggery, and had him sounding like Paula Deen drunkenly discussing the ingredients she uses when cooking up racial tension. We are talking about a guy that stopped himself mid-sentence to soften the blow of what he was about to say...before immediately stating that his carefully crafted research shows that African Americans are genetically predisposed to committing felonies once they form a 'Big (black) 3'.
Now, I don't doubt that a group of black players treated some Lithuanian program like their own personal playground because they reached rock bottom in terms of their careers. I just think that migggght be more an indictment on the state of basketball in Lithuania than it is an indictment of an entire race that dominates the sport in harmony on continents where people actually care about it.