Colin Cowherd Attacks John Wall's Dead Father

I really, really, really, really, really, really really didn't want to have to dignify ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd with any more attention after his ridiculous rant about John Wall's Dougie in his first NBA home game. But now that Cowherd has brought John Wall's father into this, I can't help myself. Because this is both completely ridiculous and unacceptable. 

Via Dan Steinberg, here's what Cowherd said today in light of Wall's triple-double last night.

"Let me tell you something: I'm a big believer, when it comes to quarterbacks and point guards. Who's your dad? Who's your dad? Because I like confrontational players, I don't like passive aggressive. Strong families equal strong leaders. Talent? Overrated. Leadership? Underrated. And you can say, well, Colin, can you just go out and say anything crazy and get people to e-mail. That's not the point. You wouldn't e-mail if I was an idiot, because you wouldn't listen to the show. You listen to the show because we make good points.

"I simply have a different opinion than you do on John Wall. I like the character of Derek Fisher, the rebounding and distribution ability of Rajon Rondo, that's what I like. That's what I want from my point guards. You celebrate the assists more than the buckets.....I know he's great. So don't confuse [me saying] John Wall's no good. No, John Wall's an A+ talent. I don't think he's ever gonna be an A+ win-championships point guard."    

John Wall's father was in prison for Wall's entire childhood. Wall didn't even know him. In fact, Wall didn't even know anything about why he was in prison until Washington Post writer Eric Prisbell informed him for this feature story. Not only does Cowherd's argument make no sense, but it is insensitive and, to a point, kind of racist. 

The silliest part about this is that Rajon Rondo, who Cowherd revers, went through a similar upbringing to Wall. As Chris Littmann notes, Rondo's father walked out on him when he was seven. What do you say to that, Colin?

Hopefully, nothing. As much as Cowherd is just trying to get attention, the actions here are pretty unacceptable. Hopefully, this results in at least a suspension, if not worse.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.