Friday, October 1, 2010

Weasel of the Week: Maverick Carter

Once a weasel, always a weasel.

With the NBA season a month away, Carter is alleging that racism had something to do with the negative criticism lobbied against his client, Miami Heat star LeBron James, in the aftermath of July's ESPN dog & pony show, The Decision. James is playing right along, of course, but at the same time, he's also still looking to move on and look ahead to the coming season.

Of course, one can blame Carter for the cameras turning up at a Heat practice at a military base earlier this week, too. He believes James has to be the focus point of any and all NBA coverage during the off-season as well as the coming regular season. Baloney. Carter is one of those parasitic hangers-on giving James a ton of bad advice, which threatens to ruin James' image & reputation beyond repair.

But as far as the cries of racism? Shallow, hollow, and without merit. As memory serves me, ESPN's own Michael Wilbon (Pardon the Interruption) has been one of James' detractors, post-Decision, and rightfully so. The fact that Wilbon, a respected African-American journalist-turned-TV pundit/analyst, joined the chorus, negates Carter's whining.

Since this is the 2nd time Carter has been given a set of weasel ears, we'll add a tail to go with it. It fits, of course.


Samuel Wilson said...

Add Jason Whitlock to your list of James and Carter's black detractors. He's pretty brutal on both of them in a post up today at Fox Sports.

hobbyfan said...

I'll look that up, Sam, but I'm not surprised. Thanx.