Why is NBA not reacting on Montrezl Harrell’s abusive ‘white boy Luka Doncic’ statement; LeBron James called out

Saurav Sharma
|Published 23/08/2020

The ‘white boy’ incident between Luka Doncic and Montrezl Harrell has sparked a controversy, with the NBA and most players choosing to ignore it. 

The bubble restart in Orlando has some special elements in it, from the confined boundaries to social messages on the jerseys, Virtual fans and courts painted with “Black Lives Matter”. But the major highlight for the restart is to fight against racial discrimination in America, but it seems like it doesn’t work both ways.

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On Friday night, LA Clippers took on Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 in which Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell and Dallas’ Luka Doncic got into a heated argument exchanging some abusive comments between the two. Harrell was caught on tape saying “b**h as white boy” to the Slovenian.

Not many of the prominent media houses have picked this up, NBA’s big names are also not talking about the same which has raised some ethical concern for the association and the players. Do they only care about the Black community sidelining every other community?

Larry Elder’s take on the incident

Not many have talked about the incident but some have, Larry in his twitter post called out Lakers Star LeBron James, Steve Kerr, and Coach Popovich for the missing outrage. All of them have been long vocal about the racial injustice and racial abuse against the Black community but the three have not spoken a single word on the incident.

Larry also pointed out the NBA for taking no action against the player and asked if they would have done the same if Doncic would have commented on Harrell in the same way.

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Jay Williams Slammed Harrell

Former NBA player and current ESPN host on his twitter account posted a video in support of Doncic, he said that if Luka would have done the same it would be a big deal. He added that if things were that way all the association and the media would have gone crazy against Luka Doncic, people would have asked LeBron and other players for the comments. But no one has taken any clear stand against the incident except few.

The incident and its follow up shows us that how inclined we are regarding some issues and neglecting others, a black player abuses a white player nothing happens, but if a white player abused a black player, it would have created a chaos in newsrooms.

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