Jemele Hill recently had a few words about why Stephen Curry is so “disrespected” in the NBA during her appearance on Michael Rapaport’s podcast.

Rapaport opened the conversation on stating that Curry is being disrespected on a level he’s never seen.

“Could you have imagined this Curry backlash?” Rapaport stated. “Could you have imagined so fast, people turning on Curry so quick? And why do you think that happened? Because, as far a sports guy and like a hero, he’s you’d want. But then he has a couple of bad games and he’s on the ropes and just like, boom. People are laughing at him, giggling at him, talking ‘greazy,’ what’s that all about?”

Rapaport was making reference to the fact that people turned on Curry when they thought he wasn’t living up to reputation when his team was losing.

Hill quickly jumped in to say she saw it coming.

“I knew it would happen eventually, because eventually it happens to everybody,” Hill said. “Because success does breed contempt for a lot of people. But here’s the thing: there’s so many layers to the Steph Curry hatred.”

But then the conversation took a left turn.

Hill brought up the fact that a lot of the contempt for Curry is because he’s light.

“You’ve got to understand, it’s not just people on Twitter and social media that hate,” Hill said. “The open disrespect that he’s shown by other players I’ve never seen before. It’s completely crazy. For LeBron, to all of a sudden, unprovoked, go into this conversation about what value is in the NBA, it’s like, he wouldn’t have done that if Russell Westbrook won it. Then you have (Damian) Lillard dropping the tweet ‘no excuses’, like, they didn’t do that with LeBron, they didn’t even do that with Dirk Nowitzki! People are going in on him and his team got sent home in the first round the year he won the MVP. And yet it’s completely acceptable to do it with Steph.”


Now if she would have said that mainstream media praises him and his family because they’re light…she may have had a point. But I doubt his fellow NBA players are hating on him because he’s yellow.

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