HBO’s Bryant Gumbel Calls Out ‘Race Based Code’ Language in Sports

Last Tuesday, LeBron James critcized Phil Jackson for calling the Cleveland Cavaliers star’s business asssociates a “posse” — which James believes was a racially motivated choice of words.

In the closing commentary of a yet-to-air episode of HBO’s Real Sports set to premiere tonight, Bryant Gumbel expressed his agreement with James, and said the word was one of many which is part of what he calls a “race based code” language in sports.

“(James) was recently upset,...

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