Episode 49 – The Problematic Privilege of White NBA Fans

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Something truly disgusting happened in the NBA yesterday. As NBA superstar Kevin Durant went down with a catastrophic injury, fans for the opposing team laughed,  cheered, and waved goodbye with glee. I don’t think it’s an isolated incident. I think it’s a trend. I think it’s a trend this season in the NBA, and I think it’s a sign of the times we’re living in – where civility is down – and casual bigotry is on the rise. And the NBA is perhaps the strangest place to see it.

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This is Shaun King and you are listening to (The Breakdown)!


I don’t get to talk about it a lot, but I’m a huge sports fan. My dream as a child was to one day be a general manager of a sports team. Since I was a little boy, I’ve followed and watched as many games…

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