The NBA Shows A Sexist Double Standard. How Will Fans React?

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Scoops Delacroix Freelance Writer
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Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Ime Udoka was the second black head coach in Celtics franchise history. Udoka was the sixth and preceded by Bill Russell, Tom Sanders, K.C. Jones, M.L. Carr and Doc Rivers. Mr. Delacroix (he/him) would like to offer his sincerest apologies for this grotesque, racist oversight. In addition to his enrollment in a diversity, equity and inclusion course, hosted by renowned anti-racist scholar Karen Ben Dover, Mr. Delacroix has made a generous donation to the Boys & Girls & Trans Children Club of Boston. He will remain vigilant in policing his own white privilege as he fights for racial justice, immigrant rights, women’s rights, environmental justice, disability rights and LGBTQIA+ rights. 

It can be hard to tell whether the NFL or the NBA is more woke, but the Boston Celtics are doing their best to put the basketball league on top.

Celtics coach Ime Udoka is facing a full season suspension for a consensual relationship with a female staffer, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojniarowski. We at the Daily Caller stand against the unholy degeneracy that is adultery, however it is blatantly unfair to suspend Udoka while allowing Jeanie Buss to continue to run the Los Angeles Lakers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Longtime NBA fans will recall that Jeanie Buss dated legendary coach Phil Jackson from 1999-2016. Yes, that’s Lakers executive vice president-turned-owner Jeanie Buss, and Lakers head coach from 1999-2011 Phil Jackson.

Was Ms. Buss suspended? No. Were the Lakers pilloried for running a hostile work environment? Maybe hostile to the Sacramento Kings and the legacy of Steve Nash, but certainly not to Mr. Jackson.

Buss became the EVP of business operations for the Lakers in 1999, the same year Jackson went to coach in LA after a stint with the Chicago Bulls. Peculiar timing, isn’t it? The question on everyone’s mind today is why wasn’t Buss flogged in the media for taking advantage of a power mismatch with a subordinate? (RELATED: Chicago Is Such A Disaster That Even The Bears Might Leave)

I’ll tell you why: white female privilege. A billionaire Playboy model white woman is always going to be able to get away with more than a black man like Udoka, the sixth black head coach in Celtics franchise history.

The NBA portends to be in favor of racial and gender equality, but is disgracefully quick to toss Udoka under the bus for crimes others have gotten off scot-free for.