We get our share of nutty email around these parts — oh, do we ever — but I'm fairly confident that it's nothing compared to what Mark Cuban finds each morning when he opens his laptop. When you're a billionaire and an NBA owner and the author of a popular blog, your inbox has to be chock full of every variety of crazy there is. And with this whole Josh Howard-National Anthem controversy currently raging, the level of nuts is evidently higher than ever in Blog Maverick land. Cuban recently shared some of the mail he's been getting regarding the Howard thing, and man, it's scary.
I wanted to thank all of you who took the time to email me with your comments on how best to deal with Josh. They were so good, I thought I would share a few of them with everyone. Including the email addresses of those who were bold enough to use real email addresses. Josh realizes his comments were wrong, he understands why people are upset. He knows he has made a mistake, has apologized and will work with us . Beyond that, its a private issue. What about the people who gave me the following advice ? From: Donald Joy Add Address to Contacts To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 09/18/2008 09:20 AM Subject: Howard’s(and the rest of them) anti-American, thuggish remarks/attitude These black criminals that you people coddle and cultivate are the reason why I no longer watch/follow professional sports. Sickening.
It gets much, much worse, as you can see. Wow. It's not surprising that racist sentiments still exist in our country; we knew that. It's just kind of a shock to be reminded that some people are so proud of it. Thanks For The Advice On Josh [Blog Maverick]