The announcer who made the questionable "Cotton-Picking" call during Wednesday's season finale between the Memphis Grizzlies & Oklahoma City Thunder did not escape without punishment. Brian Davis, the team's play-by-play announcer referred to Russell Westbrook's hot hand with an indefensible remark: "Westbrook is out his cotton-picking mind.” Suffice to say, his use metaphor fell short scholarly praise.
The insensitive comments have led his employers to suspend him for one game, the all important playf opener. The team might be better equipped to handle the incoming cavalry without the f-court distraction. They will eventually meet their maker, as the postseason progresses.
The remarks have also auspiciously landed him the distinction the Breakfast Club's "Donkey the Day." Charlamagne used Brian Davis' remarks as an excuse to give his white viewers a lesson in ascendancy.
Brian Davis managed to fer both an apology and a plea innocence within the same breath.
“It is with great remorse and humility that I accept this suspension for the insensitive words I used during Wednesday’s broadcast. While unintentional, I understand and acknowledge the gravity the situation."
"I fer my sincere apology and realize that, while I committed a lapse in judgement, such mistakes come with consequences. This is an appropriate consequence for my actions.”