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[Asian hate?]Stephen A Smith vs. Ohtani

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by tinman, Jul 12, 2021.

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Stephen A Hate?

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  1. tinman

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    Olberman's an idiot, but he's kind of got a point on this one

     
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    Not qualified
     
  4. rocketsjudoka

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    I think Stephen A. Smith is off base here. I don't think anyone was that concerned what Yao Ming was saying while he was learning English. It's true that Otani would probably be more relatable if he spoke English but don't think it's that big of a deal.

    It's also not that big of deal that Stephen A. Smith said this. If you're looking for my opinion as an Asian I'm not offended or really care.
     
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    Stephen is publicizing his ignorance of MLB history.

    During Fernando Mania, Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela won the Cy Young award in his rookie season, becoming the face of baseball.

    Fernando didn’t speak English requiring a translator for all his interviews
     
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    A quarter of the league(exaggerating) uses an interpreter. Yordan for example. Stephen never said anything about players from Latin countries. Stephen is 100 percent racist here.
     
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    Ichiro said it well

    Screenshot_20210712-191032_Twitter.jpg
     
  8. tinman

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    What would Maria Taylor or Rachel Nichols think ?
     
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    God i hate SAS. I also hate cancel culture, but in this case I almost want to say cancel culture is the lesser of two evils

     
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    I know it’s 2021
    And that I don’t understand what the #1 band in the world sings most of the time but I know they can sell happy meals
    @Jontro
     
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    Luckily he ain’t Rachel Nichols and he’s getting paid 12 mill
    Nothing will happen cause he’s got an audience who loves his wrong takes
     
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    Adam Silver should give him the Daryl Morey treatment . . . oh wait.
     
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    SAS is a fool. He is paid to be one.
     
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    That’s because fools love fools
    The act that he cares about all these sports works like WWE
    Look at the GARM
    They get their emotions up when he hot takes the Rockets
     
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    I think he was spitting truth. But the truth is also that if he was white with blue eyes and was named Bryce Harper the media would be telling you he was the biggest thing to ever play any sport ever in the history of mankind. Now that would be correct but not really a smart remark to make. Same applies to this.

    We should strive to accept differences and really treat each other equally. I would have loved it if he used his platform to sell that narrative of his greatness. Do not think this was racist at all, just not well thought out. It's a shallow statement.
     
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    Of course it was racist
    No, he strives to get ratings this isn’t about equality it’s about money

    Why the hell did he apologize ?
    There is no equality , tons of players who don’t speak perfect English

    don’t you remember this dude named Yao Ming ?
    @Os Trigonum

    Nobody watches Stephen A and Max because of their predictions , it’s a damn show for entertainment
    That’s why he’s yapping and yelling like a bad episode of Martin
     
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