He we go again...
Long story short, he meant absolutely NOTHING by the comment other than to say the nearly 7 footer dominated the game. His exact quote was, he was 'King Kong at the end of the game' and he got suspended for the rest of the season. So an announcer can call Kobe Bryant the 'black mamba' but you can't make a harmless comment like this. Absolute madness.
Iowa men's basketball play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin was suspended for the remainder of the Hawkeyes' season after referring to Maryland’s Bruno Fernando as “King Kong” during Tuesday's game.
Hawkeye Sports Properties, the multimedia rights manager for Iowa athletics, announced the suspension Friday.
Fernando had 11 points and 11 rebounds in the contest. He also had a go-ahead putback with a little more than seven seconds left to help the No. 24 Terrapins beat the Hawkeyes 66-65.
In those final seconds, Dolphin said the 6-foot-10, sophomore from Angola — “was King Kong at the end of the game.”
Dolphin released a statement following the announcement.
“During the broadcast, I used a comparison when trying to describe a talented Maryland basketball player. In no way did I intend to offend or disparage the player,” he said. “I take full responsibility for my inappropriate word choice and offer a sincere apology to him and anyone else who was offended. I will use this as an opportunity to grow as a person and learn more about unconscious bias.”
Here are some highlights of the guy.
Dude monster dunks like Giannis or a young LeBron.
Take a look: