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Brian Davis Meant No Harm But it Doesn't Mean it's Not Offensive

Was Brian Davis Out of Line?

OKC Thunder play by play man Brian Davis is in hot water after saying something considered offensive while calling a recent Oklahoma City Thunder game. Jason Smith and Jonas Knox share their thoughts on it in the audio above. 

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Thunder television play-by-play man Brian Davis has been suspended for Game 1 of the playoff series against Utah on Sunday for a comment he made about star Russell Westbrook during Oklahoma City's regular-season finale against Memphis.

Davis said Westbrook was "out of his cotton-pickin' mind," an exclamation that came after the Oklahoma City guard made an assist in Wednesday's game on his way to setting an NBA record for averaging a triple-double in multiple seasons.

Cotton picking was the primary responsibility for black slaves in the South, so the term can be offensive when used by a white person to describe a black person. Many took to social media to complain about Davis' choice of words. Davis is white and Westbrook is black. -Cliff Brunt

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