SI.com Has Strange Sense of Humor

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  1. Quiet Speed

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    I have no idea who Marcus Smart is. Don’t care to know. The NBA is not my thing these days. I generally avoid it like the plaque. Headline did catch my eye, however. One player cheap shotted another with a low blow. I figured, in all probability, it was a black on White assault so I investigated. Sure enough, this Smart guy throws a wind mill blow to Matt Bonner’s privates. A serious, serious act of criminality, he put everything he had into the blow. That’s bad enough, but what really chaps your ass is SI.com thinks it’s a joke. What is wrong with these people?

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  2. icsept

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    Not surprising, as white players are regularly the target of cheap shots in the NBA. Anytime a white man gets hit in the nuts, it's a source of great hilarity. It's a guaranteed laugh on Americas Favorite Home Video show. For some reason it's no so funny when a woman gets hit in the privates...because it doesn't hurt as much? More likely because it's an anti-male bias.
     
  3. Phall

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    Marcus Smart is indistinguishable from 80% of the NBA; however, I remember one incident during his college career that dominated the sports news cycle for a few days before disappearing. Smart crashed into the stands during the course of play and landed in an opposing super-fan's lap (a white, middle-aged doofus who historically spends lots of money cheering for his own university's mascot-athletes), who called him "stupid." Smart whirled around and clocked him in the face, garnering a technical foul. An ejection was avoided when Smart lied to the referees reviewing the replay, insisting the evil man had called him the n*****-word. He was suspended three games for the punch to the face of an old white man and an additional zero games for lying about the racial slur.

    The historically racist Boston Celtics drafted him 6th overall just months later, and he apparently remains there as another interchangeable cog, that is, when he's not continuing his legacy of punching whites. The Celtics squeaked into the playoffs, but Smart will be benched for the opening minutes of the next game for sleeping through a team meeting. I would say he is the perfect microcosm of why the NBA sucks.
     

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