Jason Whitlock Too Black Too Strong
Bar none, this brother is the loudest, proudest and for damn sure the strongest African-American sports commentator outside of New York… William Rhoden has that metro area on lock.
Jason has managed to make black and white audiences hate his XXXL frame simultaneously. This man tells African-American athletes to shun the Hip Hop culture and its destructive message and to be professionals. He tells White Americans to stop making excuses for African-American athletes and to hold them to task.
Today, Jason was the guest host of the nationally syndicated Jim Rome Radion Show and he pulled no punches. He opened the broadcast talking about a recent meeting he participated in at the request of the NBA Union Chief Billy Hunter. The topic was about the influence of Hip Hop on the NBA and its players.
He spit fire about how the NBA has for several years been challenged by the image of its players and how Hip Hop has turned off viewers and paying customers. Jason further addressed how the NBA instituted a strict dress code (no bling, wave caps, baggy jeans) to fight the image problem.
ESPN and some of its well known broadcasters took some shots during a rant on African-Americans “Bojangling” for money and success. Jason loudly proclaimed that he could still be working at ESPN if he “Stuart Scotted” on air. In his next breath he punched Mike Lupica by mentioning his tenure on the Sunday Sports Reporters. His theory is that he was removed because he disagreed with Mike’s crusade against Barry Bonds and his alleged steroids abuse. Jason thinks Mike is being phony and using Bonds as a scapegoat.
Other great moments from this show were when Dr. Harry Edwards called in to talk about Hip Hop and the African-American culture being hijacked by gangster behavior and thugism.
This man is a must read, must listen and much watch whenever you can. Read his Real Talk messages at AOL and also at the Kansas City Star newspaper.