You’re a white guy! You don’t know white people! You’re a man! You’re a white man!”
(Hear what he’s ranting here: “White people, who don’t know how to deal with black people, what are they going to do for us? Are you kidding kidding?”)
This was enough for Meyers to fire back.
“Why do you say that to me? It’s only going to make people afraid for their safety,” he said. “You know that what you’re saying right now is racist so you’re afraid it’s going to make people afraid. It’s a racist comment. You and other people are saying that when people of color are doing things right. And it’s not your job to tell people that’s racist.”
A rep for Meyers would not comment.
This post has been updated.
LAS VEGAS — If it had seemed strange before last year that the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference would play the No. 3 seed and the No. 6 seed, it’s almost unbelievable now for all the reasons you’d expect the Los Angeles Clippers to come up just short.
The Clippers were the top seeds in the West with a combined 51-23 record and earned the No. 1 seed by beating the Utah Jazz with eight minutes left to advance to the conference finals. The Spurs were the second seeds with a combined 45-38 record and beat the Boston Celtics to advance to the conference finals. The Timberwolves were the third seeds with a combined 19-48 record and lost to the Chicago Bulls in seven games to finish at the bottom of the West.
The Clippers have been the clear-cut favorites to earn the No. 1 seed in the East since the beginning of the series schedule in March. Their road series against the Warriors and Celtics have been the two best examples. They have only lost once at home against the Warriors (which was due to a combination of some bad shooting and the presence of Andre Iguodala) and have won seven in a row in their last nine versus the Celtics. They have won 11 of its last 14 meetings in Philadelphia, including three in a row here.
The Clippers need to go all the way in this series, but for that to happen they are going to have to overcome a lot of things. For starters, they will have to get their defense on point as well as they did in winning the second half of the second round against the Spurs.