Thunder suspend play-by-play man one game for Westbrook comment

2018 NBA Playoffs: 3 reasons the Utah Jazz will beat the Thunder

2018 NBA Playoffs: 3 reasons the Utah Jazz will beat the Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder responded to Davis' comments Thursday, saying that although he says he was misinterpreted, his words were "offensive and inappropriate".

The announcer who made the questionable "Cotton-Picking" call during Wednesday's season finale between the Memphis Grizzlies & Oklahoma City Thunder did not escape without punishment.

Thunder radio announcer Matt Pinto will fill in for Davis during his one-game suspension.


Westbrook put together another tremendous season in which he averaged a triple-double for the second consecutive season.

The OKC Thunder commentator who said Russell Westbrook was "out of his cotton-picking mind" is being punished for his awful choice of words. the team just announced. Its origins are traced back to slavery in the southern United States, when black slaves were forced to harvest cotton. "While unintentional, I understand and acknowledge the gravity of the situation", he said.

"We think, obviously, the use of that term was offensive and inappropriate, and I expressed that to Brian last night", Dan Mahoney told the Norman Transcript. "Brian assures me it was not meant in any derogatory way, and he apologizes". I offer my honest apology and realize that, while I committed a lapse in judgment, such mistakes come with consequences. "But again, we feel strongly that it's inappropriate and offensive". Davis will likely continue broadcasting for the Thunder, but he should take more care to choose his words more wisely - including thinking twice about terms he may think are commonplace, but in actuality have a more vitriolic background. "This is an appropriate outcome for my actions", Davis concluded.

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