A White announcer put his foot in his mouth when he said that Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook was “out of his cotton picking mind.”
Fox Sports Oklahoma play-by-play man Brian Davis made the comment on Wednesday night during a game between the Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies after an impressive play by Westbrook to his teammate Terrance Ferguson.
Did he just say “Westbrook is out of his cotton-picking mind”?….. pic.twitter.com/fvPZ5cTkjx
— Mark Robinson (@MarkyRobs) April 12, 2018
Westbrook would later cement his place in history by once again averaging a triple-double for the entire season.
Twitter users took to the platform to blast Davis for his remarks.
It crazy how even when achieving a great accomplishments, we are still "cotton picking" Russ achieved something great last night back to back triple double season. Congrats Russ. A shame it was tainted by #RidiculousRacism #RussellWestbrook #MVP
— Keyshawn Gruver (@Gomode5) April 12, 2018
“Russell Westbrook is out of his cotton pickin mind!” Brian Davis pic.twitter.com/Em6tecPFJy
— Ethan Wilson (@EthanTylrWilson) April 12, 2018
What do you guys think, out of line or just an expression?