Chauncey Billups shredded for his awful, racist NBA player comparisons
Chauncey Billups’ NBA player comparisons was one of the worst parts of the draft on Thursday night.
Billups was serving as an analyst for ESPN, and he was noticeably off on his comparisons. His comparison of an athletic Jaren Jackson Jr. to a defensive grinder in Joakim Noah was terrible. His comparison of Michael Porter Jr. to Kevin Durant seemed lofty.
But the worst part was his insistence on sticking with a racial component for his picks. For instance, he compared nearly every white player with another white player, regardless of whether their games had any similarities.
Grayson Allen, a good scorer and dunker from Duke, was compared to Bob Sura, a pass-first point guard. He compared Moe Wagner to Mehmet Okur. Donte DiVincenzo was compared to Tyler Johnson. He compared Kevin Huerter to Mike Miller.
What do all those comparisons have in common? Every white guy was compared with another white guy.
Folks on Twitter quickly figured out Chauncey’s tendency and criticized him for that and more.
Jaren Jackson Jr.’s player comparison according to Chauncey Billups is…
JOAKIM NOAH!?!???? pic.twitter.com/B7h2xpoYSX
— Basketball Society (@BBallSociety_) June 21, 2018
Man. Chauncey went Mehmet Okur for Mo Wagner. I had 3:1 on Raef Lafrentz.
— Blake Spires (@RealFakeBlake) June 22, 2018
Somebody get some affirmative action on Chauncey Billups's player comparisons
— Pro Hoops History (@ProHoopsHistory) June 22, 2018
Grayson Allen = Courtney Lee
Chauncey w/ the typical lazy racial comp saying Bob Sura
— Isaac Simpson (@Isaac_Rivals) June 22, 2018
Chauncey is horrendous on the espn broadcast. I mean comparing JJJ to Joackim Noah? On what planet
— TA (@ClevTA) June 21, 2018
Chauncey Billups has the worst NBA comparisons man… you know the man didn’t watch a second of college basketball
— Duke in the NBA (@DukeNBA) June 22, 2018
Yoooo! These Chauncey comparisons have to stop.
— Joey Burton (@JoeyBurton) June 22, 2018
I think Chauncey's comparisons came by drawing names out of a hat.
— Kyle Madson (@KyleAMadson) June 22, 2018
Let’s also not forget Billups’ other best move of the night. One of his comparisons was so offensive that it sparked a beef out of nowhere.