'Woke' former NBA champ says Suns' gorilla mascot is racist

Posted 70 days ago


Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is suspended, and selling his team, after it was found he used racial slurs in conversation, but one NBA champion thinks his racism is much more overt.

Former Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom said that the Suns' mascot, a gorilla, has racial connotations.

"The thing that’s funny is they kind of slid that one by for all these years," Odom said on the "Bootleg Kev Podcast." "Nobody says anything about that. Gorillas, in the desert, you can’t find any. You could probably find a cactus.

"In basketball, bro, just like, come on, bro. But you know what’s so, really crazy about it? They just tried it because they wanted to get the fans involved, and that’s the reason why they kept it, ’cause the fans loved it."... (Read more)