Every now and then I read about a story that pretty much knocks me out of my chair. The latest in my da hell were you thinking hall of fame, involves one Elgin Baylor, the former general manager of the woeful Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise.
Now this Negro done went and sued the Clippers for employment discrimination and had the nerve to say that he was terminated because of his age and his race. Baylor was the GM and VP of basketball operations for 22 years in La la land, and under his tenure the Clippers played 500 basketball twice. Yes, that's right, they won half of their games twice in 22 years. And during that time they won exactly one, yes ONE playoff game. Not playoff series; but playoff game.
Elgin, my only questions to the Clippers would be why did it take so long to fire your ass? Honestly Elgin, you should have been fired 20 years ago. I know times are hard and your lawyers want to eat, but Carl Douglas (remember him from the O.J. trial?) ought to get real. He is obviously not a basketball fan, because if he was, he would have laughed you right out of his office when you mentioned the "s" word.
But this is what's wrong in A-merry-ca. We have Negroes like Elgin using the race card to spend on frivolous shit. So now the race card is damned near maxed out, and when we need it to make purchases that we really need, we are told that we don't have enough on that bad boy. (Officer, what do you mean I can't use my race card because you pulled me over to check my registration and not the five white guys who were driving in front of me? Sorry Mr. Field, your race card is over the limit. Damn that Elgin Baylor!)
Elgin, Donald Sterling might have been a bad owner.....wait I take that back, he is a bad owner, and he might even be a racist one. And there might have been a culture and atmosphere of racism around Clipper land as you suggest. But that doesn't excuse 20 losing seasons out of 22. It just doesn't. And why did it take 22 years and you getting fired to realize that there was a racist atmosphere in your workplace, Elgin?
Sorry Elgin, I am not buying it, and I hope the courts don't buy it either.