It was much larger than that.
This was the latest salvo in a dialogue, a dialogue burgeoning across the sports landscape, a landscape that is shifting, tectonically.
Sports, as Dan LeBatard has been known to say, is the funhouse mirror of society. Nowhere is that distortion more clear than in the different way men and women are treated in this particular realm.
When I was a kid, Renel Brooks-Moon was not a woman or a black woman, but rather a disembodied voice of god.
The soundtrack of the Giants.
I didn’t realize that she was a trailblazer, a would-be legend. I didn’t realize she was the exception to the rule, an outlier in the world of public address announcers. I just knew she was a powerful, a memorable, an unforgettable voice.
And now we fast forward to the present.
Brooks-Moon is still the voice of the Giants. But oh how different, suddenly, the landscape looks.
Nothing to see here. Just the latest round of Kerr v. Trump, an eight-time NBA champion, who is beyond reproach, trolling the president.