Friday, November 19, 2004


The Vibe Awards fiasco? That afternoon tea party ain't got naan on the Pacers players and Detroit's fans.

Forget Young Buck. Ron Artest and Jermaine O'Neal were putting a hurting on what seemed to be half of the Palace.

And no matter how many rational voices will point out that these were isolated, extraordinary events...knee-jerk opportunist pundits (start with GOP leaders and Bill O'Reilly and work down) will blame this on hip hop (believe me, it's already starting). All said, it's been a terrible week for the public image of black men. As my man Kevin Kim pointed out, this could be the NBA equivalnet of Janet's Nipplegate. Let the scapegoating begin!