Often in sports I talk about “Media Protection”. In its simplest form some players are protected while others are blasted over the smallest things.
It is the reason a “complimentary” tweet causing bitter jealous ex NFL players to go off on Chad OchoCinco and a DUI by Hines Ward is ignored completely.
It is why they continue to bring up Michael Vick’s dogfighting, but never speaks on Bathroom Ben strong arming women.
If there is any player in the NBA that has “Media Protection” it is Kevin Durant. Him wearing a Chicago Bulls hat doesn’t mean anything at all. It is a non story, but………………….
What if Lebron James was wearing a Knicks hat?
It would be all over Sportscenter, 100s of blogs, Skip Bayless would be slamming tables and Spike Lee would be making a documentary.
Two players, two different media perceptions and two different fan reactions. So next time something happens with Lebron or Ocho Cinco, just think to yourself how would you react if the same thing happened to Kevin Durant or Hines Ward.
If it isn’t than same, you are part of the problem.