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.
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 G (@Gomode5) April 12, 2018
“Russell Westbrook is out of his cotton pickin mind!” Brian Davis pic.twitter.com/Em6tecPFJy
— Dr. Mandible (@EthanTylrWilson) April 12, 2018
What do you guys think, out of line or just an expression?
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.