Jeff Van Gundy Getting Suspended Over Racial Comment? (Video)

Jeff Van Gundy Getting Suspended Over Racial Comment? (Video)

The Phoenix Suns defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 118-108 on Thursday night in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

Unfortunately, Phoenix’s dominant showing wasn’t the most talked about story on Friday.

Rather, the thing that had social media in a tizzy was a racial comment made by ABC broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy.

The comment in question came with just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter:

“(Booker) looks like a choir boy, but plays like a hoodlum,” Van Gundy could be heard saying.

Naturally, social media had some reactions:

Some went as far as to call for Van Gundy’s termination.

This isn’t the first race-related row ABC/ESPN has found itself in over the past week. The feud between Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor has gotten so bad that the biggest superstar in the NBA has weighed on it. In fact, it’s blown up so much that salacious side-scandals are starting to emerge from it.

Will this incident reach the same levels of notoriety? Probably not.

It will be interesting to see if ABC/ESPN ultimately takes the sort of drastic actions some fans want them to over Van Gundy’s comment or if they’ll just wait for this whole thing to blow over.

Related: Danny Green Calls Out 76ers Fans Over Bad Behavior

Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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