if anyone was stupid enough to be offended, i apologize

so, apparently there is something called micheal ray richardson who is a former NBA all-star but was suspended in 1986 for cocaine use. until he was suspended yesterday, he was coaching the CBA albany patroons in that league\’s championship series. however, he\’s now been banned from the team\’s practices and games. why?

well, for the full story, check here. but the cliff\’s notes version is this:

richardson was asked by a couple of reporters about a new contract being offered to him. his response?

\”I\’ve got big-time Jew lawyers.\”

the reporters, under the auspices of giving him an opinion to clarify that quote but probably smelling blood, asked him if that\’s what he really meant. quoth the richardson:

They\’ve got the best security system in the world. Have you ever been to an airport in Tel Aviv? They\’re real crafty. Listen, they are hated all over the world, so they\’ve got to be crafty. They got a lot of power in this world, you know what I mean? Which I think is great. I don\’t think there\’s nothing wrong with it. If you look in most professional sports, they\’re run by Jewish people. If you look at a lot of most successful corporations and stuff, more businesses, they\’re run by Jewish. It\’s not a knock, but they are some crafty people.\”

whew. but my favorite part of the story is his opinion of the suspension and the obligatory non-apology apology:

\”It\’s terrible and I don\’t think it\’s fair. But I want to make an apology if I offended anyone because that\’s not me.\”

mr. richardson apparently subscribes to the tim hardaway theory of apologies: say you don\’t think you actually did anything wrong, but apologize if someone was silly enough to be offended by your (obviously) non-offensive words.

sports and stupidity. they go hand-in-hand like CNN and anna nicole smith.







2 responses to “if anyone was stupid enough to be offended, i apologize”

  1. alex Avatar

    Patroon: noun, historical. A person given land and granted certain manorial privileges under the former Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey.

  2. alex Avatar

    And I couldn’t agree with you more: enough with the Anna Nicole Smith already.

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