If you listened the the audio and still feel that way, then thats your opinion and Im not going to change that. To me, he sounds like a crazy old guy with some views that most people dont tolerate anymore. I never heard the N-word, I never heard him rip apart colored people. I heard some woman knowing that this guy is a POS trying to get him to sound bad on a recording. If you think that is a strictly organic conversation and she had ZERO motives behind her words, I dont know what to say. Ill admit, I made my first opinion on this without listening and really assumed he said the N-word and stuff to that ilk. I heard someone call in a sports talk show today and say the same thing. That just shows how this was portrayed and what people think when they hear "racist" and do nothing more. Unfortunately, there are a lot of those people chiming in on this.
Its apparent that hes not the greatest person in the world. But what is he going to be suspended for? Because he made some remarks people deem offensive to his girlfriend in a private conversation? Its not illegal to say the things he said. If the NBA has actual proof that his views led to him hiring or firing someone of color, then they have a basis. The guy just made one of the most absurd deals for a black coach in NBA history. He has the 5th highest paid player in the league, who is black, on his team. I find it hard to believe that his ideology has effected the way he runs his NBA franchise in any way. Plus, everyone knew this guy was garbage well before hand yet had no problems playing for him. Now because its a story, everyone is outraged. Come on.
Is privacy sacred anymore? Are you honestly going to claim you have never in your life said a horrible thing about someone or a group of people when you thought no one was listening? That doesnt make you a racist. It makes you a moron. All these NBA players silently protesting have never said something bad before? Would you like it if someone recorded you talking bad about your boss and then played that for your boss behind your back and you were fired for it? To me, the violation of privacy and the fact that no one cares about that scares me. We get all worked up thinking the NSA is taping our phones and stuff but when its in this situation, everyone rallies behind it.
Ive heard plenty of black speakers get up in front of groups and say some vile stuff (Rev Wright, Rev Al, Jesse Jackson) but wheres the outrage over that? Had he gotten in front of a TV camera and said all he did, Id see the outrage. As a woman, did you protest the NBA when Jason Kidd was charged with beating his wife? Did it bother you that he had a DWI hit and run? Did it upset you when Kobe sexaully assaulted a woman? Do you boycott the NBA because players are constantly in trouble with the law and get slaps on the wrist over it?