Could you point to one person here who's "losing their shit" over the distinction in conduct?I love that Clark does shit that pearl clutchers would regard as not entirely lady like at the highest level of competition and 10 million people watch women’s sports. I hate that when a transcendent athlete of color does much the same, but not exactly within the box of deportment that we say is appropriate, we lose our shit. It’s gross.
But if people cannot see the problem in the way this is covered it feels like maybe they are not looking quite hard enough.
I wasn't talking about sosh. I was talking about the media outrage and facebook crowd that made a non-story a story and seemed barely able to restrain themselves from using words like "thug" and to the fact that it's a story at all.Could you point to one person here who's "losing their shit" over the distinction in conduct?
I, for one, posted that I found anything Reese did for taunting Clark during the game to be entirely within the trash talking code, but doing so right after the game was both classless, and also a little bizarre to be front-of-mind for her given that her teammates were in the moment of celebrating their championship. And talking shit at press conferences has some limits to what's dignified, which I thought she went beyond. But I wouldn't exactly say I'm "outraged". I like a bit of trash talk, I just think people who are in control and mature keep it between the lines. And as noted several times, if Clark herself thought it went too far, she at least has the sense not to say so publicly after she had a tournament full of cockiness and trash talk.
The same goes for many other players we all root for. Garnett was a legendary trash talker, to the point where he had to apologize for taking it too far a few times. Marcus Smart and others on the Celtics today talk trash all game. Tom Brady revels in it. Find me an example of one of them rubbing opponents' noses in it after the game is over or in a press conference. Closest thing I can think of is Belichick and Freddy Mitchell after the 2004 super bowl.
Black, white, it hasn't mattered. Venus and Serena are too classy for anything like that, Olympic athletes keep it pretty clean for the advertising, and it's not really part of the culture in track and field or swimming so hard to find anyone to point to. The black women basketball players I've rooted for are mostly not very mouthy (and Taurasi is), there's not really a long line of data points to start from. But if you were to go find a time when Taurasi kept after it after the buzzer, I'd say the same about that.
There are a bunch of people in this thread throwing around accusations of bias at their fellow posters, without quoting anything or anyone in particular or distinguishing it from other situations, of which the above is merely one example. And I think that's both shitty posting and frankly more disrespectful than Reese's actions were in the first place. You want to say someone here is acting racist, then come out and name them, but this hiding behind vagueness is bullshit.
Nothing like inviting yourself over the Obamas...Reese is also refusing to accept Jill Biden apology and said LSU didn't let her into the locker room pregame because Biden didn't pick LSU to win the title. So, a lot going on.. lol
Angel Reese: LSU wouldn’t let Jill Biden into its locker room before championship game (msn.com)
I’m not going to lie to you, because I don’t accept her apology… I said what I said… You felt like they [Iowa] should’ve came because of sportsmanship, they can have that spotlight. We’ll go to the Obamas. We’ll see Michelle, we’ll see Barack.
I don't know if Biden is not her president, but Obama definitely is.The interesting 'Not my president!' angle. She only went past Trump to the Obamas since DJT's classified documents at his crib were all confiscated by the Feds...