Warriors’ Bob Myers Sparks Controversy With George Floyd Comments
Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers sparked controversy on Monday night with his comments about George Floyd.
Speaking to reports about a myriad of issues, Myers dropped a quote that immediately went viral.
“I hope sports can heal,” he said.
“One of my favorite parts of sports is it’s color blind and meritocracy of sorts. You don’t get judged by how you look. You get judged by how you perform.”
Naturally, that did not sit well with many.
“How many apologies ya’ll think Bob Myers is doing?” one Twitter user asked. “Drew Brees amounts?”
Another user expressed similar sentiments.
The world: *Protesting police brutality against black people*
Bob Myers: Sucks to suck, but I don’t see color. All that matters to me is that basketball is ok, even though the players are predominantly black… not that I would know. https://t.co/zYCx1ky2bg
— Tony Stark unanimous MVP (@NopeNotEbs) June 8, 2020
“Bob Myers: Sucks to suck, but I don’t see color,” wrote another.
“All that matters to me is that basketball is ok, even though the players are predominantly black… not that I would know.”
It will be interesting to see whether anything comes of Myers’ comments given the times we are currently living in.