I know. I know. This incident may not really have been a racial incident but I’m certain a lot of people will see it that way. It involves an A-A player stepping on the face of a white player as he lay on the floor.
I could see it as racially motivated if I were in a curmudgeonly mood but mostly I see it as a product of professional sports tough guy role models and the affinity for hoodlum activity that some A-A males have adopted because of it.
The kid was ejected from the game but I personally hope that this is not the last that we’ll hear about it. A suspension of some kind is in order. Basketball (college and even the high school version) as I knew it, is about dead anyway and this kind of stuff only hastens its demise.