Draymond Green on heckling Thunder fan: ‘This ain’t the ancient times. Slave days are over’
What happened?via CSN Bay Area:
The fan, Rich Taylor, defended himself. Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman:
But Taylor said that while he did engage in back and forth with Durant and Green, he only cursed in repeating a phrase Durant directed at him. said nothing he aimed at Warriors players was vulgar or had racial undertones.
Green’s accusations of racial insults were “because I got under his skin,” Taylor said
Taylor said he told Green “Don’t kick anybody tonight” and called Durant a “p----,” but only after Durant used called him one.
Is any of that racial on its face? Seemingly no.
But we can’t escape the greater context: A majority-white fanbase buys tickets that allows yelling at majority-black players. You can debate the relevancy and how to handle it, but that is the reality.
And in this reality, like any, words can have different connotations than in other situations.