“Imagine if what they said about race was reversed” – Gilbert Arenas and podcast crew suggest Jazz should only have white players, franchise’s fans SLAM ‘racist’ comment
NBA fans are expressing strong disapproval of Gilbert Arenas and his crew due to their racially insensitive remarks about the Utah Jazz and its players.
Gilbert Arenas and crew (via Gil’s Arena on Instagram)
Gilbert Arenas and his podcast, “Gil’s Arena,” are not known to be the best source for the latest NBA news. The podcast features Arenas and his friends discussing ongoing league events and offering their opinions on them. Many of their takes and opinions have previously sparked controversy, as was the case when they discussed the Utah Jazz.
In a recent episode of the podcast, Arenas and the crew discussed the idea of removing the Utah Jazz franchise altogether and relocating the team to Seattle. Brandon Jennings remarked, “They lowkey need to get rid of the Jazz, the whole franchise. Move the franchise to Seattle so we can get rocking.”
Jennings went on to discuss how Utah is seen as an elite destination for white players and that they wouldn’t have a problem with Utah exclusively selecting white players and lacking diversity, believing that Utah would perform poorly as a team, and therefore, nobody would care about them.
“It’s an ideal destination for white boys. If Utah was all white no one in the league would have a problem , we wouldn’t care cos we know they will be trash.Utah should be the only team where you can only pick white players, all quarters of white players, i don’t want to see no black players. We will literally be okay. We would love that” Jennings added.
NBA fans slam Gilbert Arenas and crew for racist remarks
Several controversial comments were made by Gilbert Arenas and crew in the recent episode of his podcast. They talked about how the Utah Jazz should not be a franchise and how only white players should be selected by the Jazz. Such comments were not taken lightly by Utah fans and NBA fans in general and they showed their displeasure towards the comments. Here are some of the reactions:
Arenas and his crew are often in controversy for their comments which have offended a lot of communities on social media. They tend to speak on topics that they might not have a complete understanding of which tends to land them in controversy. It will be interesting to see how Arenas handles another controversy related to his podcast.
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