Racism in Sports: From Donald Sterling to Shaquille O’Neal

We can all agree that what Donald Sterling alledgely said was disgusting and disturbing. Unfortunately, many people said they were not surprised by these comments. Racism in sports has a long history. We all know it took half a century for baseball to integrate, and many other sports weren’t much better. Hopefully one day we can get finally get rid of all these ignorant people from the sports world, but here’s a look at some other recent moments of racism in sports:


-Sergio Garcia on inviting Tiger Woods to dinner, “We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken.”

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Better than the usual taco night at Sergios…

-Bob Griese on the absence of Juan Pablo Montoya from a race, “He was probably out getting a Taco”

When asked if he regrets his comments, “No, Im good with the remark.”


-Don Imus on the Rutgers Women’s basketball team, “They some nappy headed ho’s”


-Riley Cooper at the Kenny Chesney concert, “Ill fight every n***** here!”


-Howard Cosell on Washington Redskins player Herb-Mui Key, “look at that little monkey run”


-Jimmy The Greek, CBS Sports analyst on black people,

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“The black is a better athlete to begin with because he’s been bred to be that way, because of his high thighs and big thighs that goes up into his back, and they can jump higher and run faster because of their bigger thighs and he’s bred to be the better athlete because this goes back all the way to the Civil War when during the slave trade…the slave owner would breed his big black to his big woman so that he could have a big black kid.”

-ESPN Analyst Jason Whitlock on Jeremy Lin, “”Some lucky lady in NYC is gonna feel a couple inches of pain tonight.”

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-Shaquille Oneal on Yao Ming, “Tell Yao Ming, ‘Ching chong yang, wah, ah soh.'”

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-John Rocker on NYC

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“I’d retire first. It’s the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7-Train to the ballpark looking like you’re riding through Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It’s depressing…The biggest thing I don’t like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?”


-Cincinatti Reds Owner Marge Schott on her players Dave Parker and Eric Davis, “My Million Dollar n*****”

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