Marv Albert Sparks Controversy With ‘Racist’ Statement (Video)

Marv Albert Sparks Controversy With ‘Racist’ Statement (Video)

Longtime NBA commentator Marv Albert sparked serious outrage this week with his comments on Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Despite more than 60 years of sports-related work, Albert is not immune from criticism.

During TNT’s broadcast of Game 7 between the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks this past weekend, Albert drew the ire of fans on social media with his description of Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

What specifically did they dislike?

Albert’s use of the term “property.”

Former NBA center Etan Thomas also spoke out.

Albert will retire at the end of the season, so it is unlikely he will face any sort of serious blowback from what transpired.

This isn’t the first time a commentator has come under fire for using this sort of language.

ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan faced controversy for something similar. Since nothing substantial actually happened to her, though – it just reaffirms that Albert will walk away from this incident unscathed too.

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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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