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bentagain
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"Can we please kill the 'Yellow' mamba nonsense"


  

          

We just spent at least 5 years educating the WFT why calling someone redskin is racist

...and here we are calling someone of mexican/PR heritage...Yellow

Please stop.

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Well those things aren't equal
Jun 23rd 2021
1
You really want to debate this...?
Jun 23rd 2021
3
      Yes, it refers to his skin but the conotation isn't nearly the same.
Jun 23rd 2021
5
           RE: Yes, it refers to his skin.
Jun 23rd 2021
9
                Oh you're one of those "white boy" is a slur types
Jun 23rd 2021
10
                     Yes, I’m one of those people…
Jun 23rd 2021
11
                          ok, white boy.
Jun 23rd 2021
12
                          I don’t mean this disrespectfully
Jun 23rd 2021
13
                               White liberals...
Jun 23rd 2021
14
                               RE: White liberals...
Jun 24th 2021
15
                                    RE: White liberals...
Jun 24th 2021
22
                                    lmao! white man gonna explain to me "high yellow"
Jun 24th 2021
24
                                         Actually just finished Anette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth
Jun 24th 2021
27
                                              Lol of course you did
Jun 24th 2021
29
                               I’m from the US and liberal enough to know yellow has a negative
Jun 24th 2021
16
                                    That’s not the experience I’ve lived as a black person
Jun 24th 2021
18
                                    LOL what does being “liberal” have to do with this?
Jun 24th 2021
23
                                    He's a reply away from saying how he would've voted for Obama a 3rd time
Jun 24th 2021
25
                                         He's a "sipping fine scotch" post waiting to happen
Jun 24th 2021
32
                                              OKP has some type of Total Recall for white dudes
Jun 24th 2021
33
                                    stay out of black peoples business breh
Jun 24th 2021
35
also its blasphemous because he's not that good
Jun 23rd 2021
2
LOL
Jun 23rd 2021
4
lmao
Jun 23rd 2021
6
No
Jun 23rd 2021
7
no
Jun 23rd 2021
8
Lol.
Jun 24th 2021
17
It's taxonomically incorrect.
Jun 24th 2021
19
so you’re saying he’s a new breed of danger
Jun 24th 2021
20
      Possibly a lab-created genetically engineered hybrid species.
Jun 24th 2021
21
           RE: Possibly a lab-created genetically engineered hybrid species.
Jun 24th 2021
26
                Given climate change, we can't rule out any possibility.
Jun 24th 2021
28
Bentagin is white?
Jun 24th 2021
30
the habitual linesteppers
Jul 18th 2021
67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezB6xk3OaHA
Jun 24th 2021
31
feels kinda sus to me. If a white person used that moniker it would feel...
Jun 24th 2021
34
yellow garter snake
Jun 24th 2021
36
Yella Mamba to the Finals!
Jun 30th 2021
37
Mangu Mamba
Jul 01st 2021
38
Mofongo...
Jul 01st 2021
39
      Has a black person told you this is offensive?
Jul 05th 2021
40
           I’m not comfortable calling a light skin black man yellow
Jul 06th 2021
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                There’s a difference between you being personally uncomfortable
Jul 06th 2021
42
                LOL@policing
Jul 06th 2021
43
                     Glad you’ve come around
Jul 06th 2021
44
                well that is refreshing that you are uncomfortable calling
Jul 06th 2021
45
                Hate to break it to you, but you are Rachel Nichols.
Jul 06th 2021
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                white folks cant help themselves
Jul 06th 2021
48
                What's offensive for *you* to say about Black people
Jul 06th 2021
49
                     I made this post after watching a game where white commentators
Jul 07th 2021
50
                          So you decided to tell Black people on an ostensibly Black site
Jul 07th 2021
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                          RE: So you decided to tell Black people on an ostensibly Black site
Jul 07th 2021
54
                          But you have never addressed white commentators in this post
Jul 07th 2021
53
                               And he quickly dropped that Mexican/Puerto Rican angle too
Jul 07th 2021
55
                                    Update; He’s still light skinned
Jul 07th 2021
57
                                         Update: White man doubles down on his indefensible bullshit... again!
Jul 07th 2021
58
                                              That’s what I get for trying to give the benefit of the doubt
Jul 08th 2021
59
In Kobe's first 6 years he had 3 championships, 4 All-Star appearances.....
Jul 06th 2021
46
Brainier Zach Lavine
Jul 07th 2021
56
LOL. Right! I couldn't stand Kobe, but the comparison is silly
Jul 12th 2021
64
He deserves his own nickname, scorpion would be cool 🦂
Jul 07th 2021
51
RE: He deserves his own nickname <—- this is it
Jul 11th 2021
60
My wife suggested "Sidewinder", if people were trying for a Kobe connect...
Jul 11th 2021
61
      Scorpion and Sidewinder sounds like fake gangs from the 80’s
Jul 12th 2021
63
           lol, maybe some guys are just better off with their names..ie D Book
Jul 18th 2021
72
           You went and fucked it up
Jul 19th 2021
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                Book Worm...he could parlay it into a PSA for national literacy
Jul 19th 2021
75
                     lmao@the qualifier
Jul 19th 2021
76
Nah bruh
Jul 11th 2021
62
he can't be getting ripped in crunch time and has to guard somebody
Jul 18th 2021
65
It was all good just a week ago
Jul 18th 2021
66
He is giving Phx 40 a game. He is doing more than his share.
Jul 18th 2021
68
The original Mamba was much more than a scorer.
Jul 18th 2021
71
Booker has done nothing but improve his rep in this series.
Jul 18th 2021
69
Happens to all the Greats at some point...
Jul 18th 2021
70
This post led me to remember Matt Bonner, the Red Mamba.
Jul 19th 2021
73
"I should never be compared to Kobe Bryant." (c)Devin Booker
Jul 19th 2021
77
He sounds like a smart kid
Jul 19th 2021
78
RE: Can we please kill the 'Yellow' mamba nonsense
Jul 20th 2021
79

Hitokiri
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1. "Well those things aren't equal"
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Wed Jun-23-21 11:36 AM by Hitokiri

  

          

Neither Mexicans nor Boricuas are known as "yellow"
That would, historically, relate to Asians.
If he were Asian, and someone called him "yellow" anything, then it would be in the same lane as "r*dskins" and other disparaging racial epithets. This ain't that.

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3. "You really want to debate this...?"
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The 'Yellow' mamba moniker was already addressed when it was used for Lin

If 'Yellow' doesn't refer to Book's skin color...what does it refer to?

ELI5

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5. "Yes, it refers to his skin but the conotation isn't nearly the same."
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history and context matter. It's not at all comparable to "r*dskin" or anything related to Jeremy Lin. If he was called "Bean Mamba" or some shit, then you might be able to make a case. But, again, this ain't that.

I don't support or not support the nickname. I don't even think it's worth a post, honestly. But that shit is not even close to being the same.

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"There is only one god and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: not today."

  

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9. "RE: Yes, it refers to his skin."
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10. "Oh you're one of those "white boy" is a slur types"
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lol

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"There is only one god and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: not today."

  

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11. "Yes, I’m one of those people…"
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that doesn’t refer to people by the color of their skin.

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12. "ok, white boy."
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"There is only one god and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: not today."

  

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13. "I don’t mean this disrespectfully"
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It’s just a question because I’m interested: What country are you from?

In the US, there’s a nuanced, but fairly clear series of conditions that make references to skin color not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing (eg calling someone a red bone vs calling someone the name of that football team).

I imagine it’s different elsewhere and different cultural sensitivities might create different interpretations of this.

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14. "White liberals..."
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They're "color blind" they think that referencing that people are different is wrong. They whisper "he's... black." And somehow they feel entitled enough to tell black people how they can refer to other black people.

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15. "RE: White liberals..."
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_yellow

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22. "RE: White liberals..."
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https://www.dictionary.com/browse/whitesplain

  

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24. "lmao! white man gonna explain to me "high yellow""
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Jesus fucking christ white liberalism is a fucking disease.
Ay bruh, you wear your kentes on juneteenth?

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27. "Actually just finished Anette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth "
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Quick read
Highly recommend it.

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29. "Lol of course you did"
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Can't wait to hear about your Kwanzaa celebration in 6 months.

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16. "I’m from the US and liberal enough to know yellow has a negative "
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connotation for light skin black people in the US

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18. "That’s not the experience I’ve lived as a black person"
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But that’s fine. Like I said, it’s not a one-size fits-all. Maybe the black people you know have had different experiences.

Your original post made no mention of light skinned black people, so I thought you were equating calling Jeremy Lin yellow with calling Booker yellow. That’s still not the case.

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23. "LOL what does being “liberal” have to do with this?"
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25. "He's a reply away from saying how he would've voted for Obama a 3rd time"
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"There is only one god and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: not today."

  

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32. "He's a "sipping fine scotch" post waiting to happen"
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33. "OKP has some type of Total Recall for white dudes"
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No matter how cool or chill they are one day they just snap.

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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35. "stay out of black peoples business breh"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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2. "also its blasphemous because he's not that good"
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https://youtu.be/eaaTxVRG06c?t=89

  

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4. "LOL"
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HIS NAME IS MASON MOUNT
Bulls | Bears | White Sox | Yankees | Notre Dame | Illinois | Chelsea | Real Madrid

  

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6. "lmao"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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7. "No"
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<---https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DL9AVTQ

  

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8. "no"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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17. "Lol."
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19. "It's taxonomically incorrect."
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Of the four variants of mambas, one is black and the other three are green. There is no yellow.

  

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20. "so you’re saying he’s a new breed of danger"
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heh

<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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21. "Possibly a lab-created genetically engineered hybrid species."
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26. "RE: Possibly a lab-created genetically engineered hybrid species."
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Isn't it equally plausible is that he emerged from the region's wet markets through natural zootropic occurrences?

I'm from the lost black tribe of Israel, the Yos

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28. "Given climate change, we can't rule out any possibility."
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30. "Bentagin is white? "
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and doing what white liberals do?

ugh..



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67. "the habitual linesteppers"
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31. "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezB6xk3OaHA"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezB6xk3OaHA

  

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34. "feels kinda sus to me. If a white person used that moniker it would feel..."
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this kind of falls in the lane of 'not my place to tell certain people what they can say, but I'll def steer clear.'

Plus as mentioned above, the comparisons to Kobe don't really land either.

In a generation of swine, the one-eyed pig is king.
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36. "yellow garter snake"
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https://youtu.be/eaaTxVRG06c?t=89

  

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37. "Yella Mamba to the Finals!"
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<---https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DL9AVTQ

  

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38. "Mangu Mamba"
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39. "Mofongo..."
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Folks really too comfortable calling a light skin black man yellow...but don't let me stop ya'll

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40. "Has a black person told you this is offensive?"
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I’m sorry, I’m just still very confused how you can be in a post with multiple black people telling you you’re wrong about something that is a uniquely black issue and you’re digging your heels in, telling us we’re wrong, with a Wikipedia article as your only support of that assertion.

I’m not saying you’re a bad person, I’m just confused about the logic and it feels like there must be more to the story than “I’m liberal therefore I’m qualified to speak confidently about this while ignoring the insights of those with relevant lived experiences”

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41. "I’m not comfortable calling a light skin black man yellow "
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It’s really not that difficult to understand

The liberal thing was a label thrown out in a reply by another poster

I have no idea what that has to do with it either

Yes, I have been told by black people that is offensive

Apparently, a lot of people on okayplayer are fine with it

I’m actually shocked that folks are defending it

Ya’ll really advocating for Rachel Nichols to refer to Book as ‘yellow’…?

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42. "There’s a difference between you being personally uncomfortable "
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And you policing how black people should engage with one another.

It’s basically the “Those rappers should stop calling each other the n-word” argument.

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43. "LOL@policing"
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K

I made a post, on an internet message board...I'm not in every NBA post chasing folks through threads and shouting them down for using the term yellow to describe a light skin black man

Call him yellow if that's how you feel

<shrug>

I won't be.

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44. "Glad you’ve come around"
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>Call him yellow if that's how you feel
>
><shrug>
>
>I won't be.

You can be uncomfortable with something without trying to convince others that it’s objectively wrong.

Seems like this post wasn’t necessary at all.

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45. "well that is refreshing that you are uncomfortable calling "
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a Black person yellow

Thank you for the admission

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47. "Hate to break it to you, but you are Rachel Nichols."
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Ain't no black person told you shit about yellow being offensive.
Liberal, because everything you said is text book white liberal, but because you are one, you can't see the forest for the trees. Completely unaware of the critiques of white liberalism. Black folks up in this thread telling you that your claims are off-base but your white ass apparently knows the ins and outs and nuances of blackness so well that you have the audacity to tell the black folks that they're wrong and you're right on this. FOH.

Now you're gonna make the disingenuous leap from telling black folks, "ya'll are being racist calling him yellow" to "well do you want Rachel Nichols saying it?????"

Man just shut up.

Ain't nobody said "Bentagin, call him Yellow Mamba or else!" If you don't wanna say it, then don't. But you made a whole ass thread telling black folks how they can and can't refer to other black folks based on your off-base, WRONG, ass read of race and blackness.

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48. "white folks cant help themselves"
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they just have to tell Black people what they should do

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49. "What's offensive for *you* to say about Black people"
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is different from what Black people can/should say to/about one another.

It's your place to know what those boundaries are for *you*.

It's not your place to dictate that to them.

That you're trying to police how Black people refer to other Black people because it's something you're aware that *you* can't do, completely undermined whatever noble premise you thought you had when you made this poast.

  

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50. "I made this post after watching a game where white commentators "
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used the term on a national platform

and then again used by a white commentator on a national broadcast during the morning highlights

This post was not addressed to you

We all know who stans for Book the hardest…and if I was policing I would address that person directly as well

Heard a light skin black man referred to as yellow by media personalities…cringed…made a post

Carry on.

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52. "So you decided to tell Black people on an ostensibly Black site"
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to stop doing the thing you saw white people do.

Makes perfect sense.

>Heard a light skin black man referred to as yellow by media
>personalities…cringed…made a post

Except you didn't make a post about that.
And you didn't make the post to those people.

So no, that doesn't really work as a rationale for the post you actually made, in the place you actually made it.

  

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54. "RE: So you decided to tell Black people on an ostensibly Black site"
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>to stop doing the thing you saw white people do.
>
>Makes perfect sense.
>
>>Heard a light skin black man referred to as yellow by media
>>personalities…cringed…made a post
>
>Except you didn't make a post about that.
>And you didn't make the post to those people.
>
>So no, that doesn't really work as a rationale for the post
>you actually made, in the place you actually made it.
>
>

I’m cryin’

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53. "But you have never addressed white commentators in this post"
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All you’ve done is tell a bunch of black people what kind of language is offensive to black people and that you’re “shocked” that we don’t feel the same way you do.

I think you want to be an ally, but you’re doing it wrong. Allies listen.

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55. "And he quickly dropped that Mexican/Puerto Rican angle too"
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like that had anything to do with anything.

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57. "Update; He’s still light skinned "
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58. "Update: White man doubles down on his indefensible bullshit... again!"
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59. "That’s what I get for trying to give the benefit of the doubt"
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I feel like we’re due for a “you people” any moment now.

I’m out on this. I’m going to point him in the direction of post 35 and live my high yellow life.

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46. "In Kobe's first 6 years he had 3 championships, 4 All-Star appearances....."
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1 All Star MVP, 5 time All-NBA(2 first team) 3 time All-Defense(1 first team).

Y'all better call him Yellow Clyde or Yellow Ray.

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56. "Brainier Zach Lavine"
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64. "LOL. Right! I couldn't stand Kobe, but the comparison is silly"
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51. "He deserves his own nickname, scorpion would be cool 🦂 "
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>We just spent at least 5 years educating the WFT why calling
>someone redskin is racist
>
>...and here we are calling someone of mexican/PR
>heritage...Yellow
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>Please stop.

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60. "RE: He deserves his own nickname <—- this is it"
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Like, it would be dumb if they called Kobe “New Magic” or Jordan “Dr Jordan” lol

Peace,

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61. "My wife suggested "Sidewinder", if people were trying for a Kobe connect..."
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She's not cool with "Yellow" anything, let alone Mamba

But she suggested Sidewinder, if people are going for a Kobe connection.

IMO that works perfectly, given that it's still a deadly snake, and a desert snake that inhabits Arizona.

I'd rock with that. Scorpion is cool too.

  

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63. "Scorpion and Sidewinder sounds like fake gangs from the 80’s"
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72. "lol, maybe some guys are just better off with their names..ie D Book"
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74. "You went and fucked it up"
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I can't unhear that shit now

D Book sucks though

In that case, I'd just roll with Booker.

  

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75. "Book Worm...he could parlay it into a PSA for national literacy"
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im clearly bored and fighting off the post-lunch fatigue

>I can't unhear that shit now
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>D Book sucks though
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>In that case, I'd just roll with Booker.

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76. "lmao@the qualifier"
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Understood completely though lmao

  

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62. "Nah bruh"
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65. "he can't be getting ripped in crunch time and has to guard somebody"
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66. "It was all good just a week ago "
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68. "He is giving Phx 40 a game. He is doing more than his share."
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71. "The original Mamba was much more than a scorer."
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69. "Booker has done nothing but improve his rep in this series. "
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And these playoffs. He's fine. And a legit superstar.

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70. "Happens to all the Greats at some point..."
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https://www.nba.com/magic/pmm08-nick-steal-v-jordan

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73. "This post led me to remember Matt Bonner, the Red Mamba."
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That's the only thing I have to add here.

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77. ""I should never be compared to Kobe Bryant." (c)Devin Booker"
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78. "He sounds like a smart kid"
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but that doesn’t mean others won’t compare him because that is what we do in sports.

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79. "RE: Can we please kill the 'Yellow' mamba nonsense"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lkosqRSU58

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