Sports Trump: Colin Cowherd and the racial dog-whistling of an NBA superstar


Colin Cowherd finally apologized. On air. It drew gasps, and came only after passionate hectoring by arguably the most famous person in sports media. You can see the reluctance on Cowherd’s face as he says the words: “I apologize right now to John Wall.”

And so ends the extended pillorying of Wall, an ascendent NBA superstar, by Cowherd, one of the loudest voices in sports-talk radio.

Maybe. At least for now.

But this isn’t really about Cowherd and Wall. Wall could have been anyone. Cowherd’s words — repeatedly painting Wall with tired stereotypes and using them to draw vast generalizations about his character — represent much more. …

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