At Least Jason Whitlock Didn't Say It Wasn't Racially Insensitive

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Unlike a lot of other White People, at least Jason Whitlock apologized for what he said about Jeremy Lin and reflected:

Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock apologized for an insensitive-at-best, and racist-at-worst, tweet about Knicks guard Jeremy Lin, which Whitlock posted after Lin’s 38-point performance against the Lakers on Friday. In a thinly-veiled reference to a stereotype about Asian men, Whitlock tweeted, “Some lucky lady in NYC is gonna feel a couple of inches of pain tonight.”
And then he at least learned and apologized:
Later Saturday, Whitlock, who is black, wrote on, “I've cried watching Tiger Woods win a major golf championship. Jeremy Lin, for now, is the Tiger Woods of the NBA. I suspect Lin makes Asian Americans feel the way I feel when I watch Tiger play golf. “I should've realized that Friday night when I watched Lin torch the Lakers. For Asian Americans and a lot of sports fans, his nationally televised 38-point outburst was the equivalent of Tiger's first victory in The Masters. I got caught up in the excitement. I tweeted about what a great story Lin is and how he could rival Tim Tebow. “I then gave in to another part of my personality — my immature, sophomoric, comedic nature.”
Here's to hoping he learned something this time around.

And yes - that was an awesome game - guess Kobe knows how Lin is now...