Still, there are, I think, far more of these ath-uh-letes that forever give professional sports a black eye. Considering the life of absolute privilege in which Josh Howard of the Mavericks lives, you'd think he'd have a somewhat better attitude about his country of birth:
When the national anthem is being sung, various participants are shown mugging for the camera. When the camera gets to Howard, he says: "'The Star-Spangled Banner' is going on. I don't celebrate this [expletive]. I'm black."He then, according to the article, made some rambling (nearly incoherent) comment about Barack Obama for whom, I'm assuming, he intends to vote since he seems to consider himself to be such a victim.
And the team's leadership? It's Mark Cuban. What'd you expect?
"...we will be going through some advanced communication-skill sessions together this training camp," Cuban said Tuesday.I'm sure that'll do it. If only he'd change the phrasing by saying "I don't celebrate this stuff," all would be instantly forgiven.
One has one's image to uphold, after all.