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Old 02-10-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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So if anyone has been following the Twitter sh!tstorm surrounding #shovegate you know that NCAA player Marcus Smart shoved a fan and claimed the fan incited the event by calling him a "racial slur".

Twitter immediately whipped itself into a storm or usual proportions. The progression of the same can be found below.

http://deadspin.com/go-back-to-afric...art-1519336610

The rumors swirled and grew, people got angrier and kept changing the story to make it even worse.

As usual, the truth comes out and it is much ado about nothing

http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-bas...deo-return-out
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Texas Tech released a statement saying they conducted a thorough investigation. Orr denied making a racial slur and Tech says the evidence backs up Orr's statement.

TTU also released a video in which the only heckling that can be heard from Orr — or anybody — is "you piece of crap."
Marcus Smart has since apologized to the fan and is moving on to a promising NBA career after this year.

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Smart expressed remorse in a brief statement at a news conference Sunday evening.

"I want to apologize to the fan, whose name is Jeff Orr. I want to apologize to him. I want to apologize to my teammates, to my coaching staff, Coach Ford, my family, Oklahoma State University. This is not how I [conduct] myself, this is not how this program is ran. This is not how I was raised. I let my emotions get the best of me.

"Just can't let that happen again. This is a lesson I'll have to learn from. The consequences that are coming with it, I'm taking full responsibility. No finger pointing. This is all upon me.
Seems like a good kid, but why automatically default to the race card? Why does everyone rush to make it racist. It is like people are just dying for racism to be everywhere. When are we going to get past this point of automatically defaulting to this crap?
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:04 PM   #2
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I don't know why Marcus did what he did -- misheard Orr, made it up -- but he did apologise and took full responsibility for his actions.

Why some inn appropriately "play the race card," as you phrase it, or others reflexively deny any role of race in our society probably differs from person to person, situation to situation. However, neither extreme either reflects the more complex realities of race in our society nor advances our race relations, both sacrificing honesty and credibility for either simplistic ideology or personal advantage. Best that those who do so apologise and take responsibility, as did Smart.
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Smart manned up. Like I said, he seems like a solid kid and should go on to a nice career. Just annoying to see the twitter people just looking for reasons to be outraged. That kind of stuff just divides us further.

edit: holy crap NBADraft.net has him at #4. I guess the Knicks will get him in about 10 years on a max contract lol.
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Maybe because there isn't a retard filter on twitter or the internet for that matter.


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if there was a political talk thread for every racist sh1tstorm on twitter, the servers would crash
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if there was a political talk thread for every racist sh1tstorm on twitter, the servers would crash
The Cloud could store it.

http://thebiglead.com/2014/02/09/tex...piece-of-crap/

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It's always texas.
Is that because he might be conservative? I know you just hate them, and Texas is full of them, so you must hate Texas for that reason, not because the guy screamed something that any fan would yell after a beer or two at an opposing team/player if they thought he did something wrong or disliked him as a player. Just sayin'.

Try to tell me you've never been watching a sports match/game, and have never called a player on the opposing team a "piece of crap."




edit: and if were looking for a state to blame that always has weird **** going on, its FLORIDA. ITS ALWAYS FLORIDA.
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What kind of Neanderthal loses his mind while watching sports? (Besides texas cowpokes and other testosterone-fueled thugs, that is?)

Frankly, you can take florida and texas and set them both on fire. The bush family ruined both states.
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What kind of Neanderthal loses his mind while watching sports? (Besides texas cowpokes and other testosterone-fueled thugs, that is?)

Frankly, you can take florida and texas and set them both on fire. The bush family ruined both states.
Damn shame we can't do the same to California.


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are you really bashing the 12th largest economy in the world?
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and other testosterone-fueled thugs, that is
psst, your insecurities are showing
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are you really bashing the 12th largest economy in the world?
Down from the 8th in what, 2-3 years?

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What kind of Neanderthal loses his mind while watching sports? (Besides texas cowpokes and other testosterone-fueled thugs, that is?)

Frankly, you can take florida and texas and set them both on fire. The bush family ruined both states.
What kind of Neanderthal loses his mind while posting in PT? Oh, that's right, you do, with every single worthless post you make.
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So at some point are we going to start frowning upon people who automatically default to racism/sexism/etc when they mess up? We see it from every level from the NCAA to the presidency.
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^ no.


but we need to. racism isn't an excuse in this case. he should have just said his temper got the best of him. thats a hell of a lot more respectable than saying, "he called me a _______" and it later getting out that you lied.
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Which ones, Sigmund?
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What kind of Neanderthal loses his mind while posting in PT? Oh, that's right, you do, with every single worthless post you make.
Careful. I might tell you to go back to Africa.
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Careful. I might tell you to go back to Africa.
or call him a piece of crap, same thing right?
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