September 18, 2008, - 9:39 am

Dallas Mavs’ Multi-Millionaire Josh Howard on National Anthem: “I Don’t Celebrate That Sh-t. I’m Black”

By Debbie Schlussel
Recently, I told you about how a Black woman who was supposed to sing America’s National Anthem at the beginning of a Denver City Council meeting, instead opened it with the separatist Black National Anthem. And I noted that has-been pop singer Anita Baker also sang the Black National Anthem at a Detroit speech of National of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Apparently, the trend is growing. Video shows Dallas Mavericks player Josh Howard, a multi-millionaire, saying:

The Star-Spangled Banner is going on right now. I don’t even celebrate that sh-t. I’m Black.

It also sounds like he might be invoking the name “Obama.” It’s hard to hear it, so listen closely:

So, let’s see. The guy is making millions of dollars to throw a ball through a basket (he averaged 19.9 points last season). He lives better than most Americans could ever dream of. And yet, he doesn’t feel like enough of an American to regard our National Anthem as anything other than “That Sh-t” because he’s Black.
Oh, and don’t forget he’s an admitted pot user drives 94 miles per hour (for which he’s scheduled to appear in court, next week), and threw himself a birthday bash after he and his team blew the playoffs and lost to the New Orleans Hornets.
Yet, only in America, does this guy become a multi-millionaire.
Yup–“That Sh-t”, indeed.
What is up with this undue separatism and self-imposed faux-alienation, at a time when a Black man may become President of the United States and there is affirmative action and minority set-asides throughout the nation?
The video was shot two months ago on a cellphone camera. Watch a North Carolina TV news report from WXII-Channel 12. A number of Black Americans are very upset by Josh Howard’s statement. I especially like the comments of Larry Jones, a proud Black American U.S. veteran.
**** UPDATE: Bonus Video–Josh Howard on the Joys of Pot:

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23 Responses

This reminds me of Chris Jackson, who changed his name to Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf after converting to the religion of blowíem to pieces, (oops, I mean the religion of peace). Jackson/Abdul-Rauf is also black.
No, Iím not a bigot, my best friend is black, and we have been best friends since we were 6 years old and weíre both showing a little gray hair now.
Jackson/Abdul-Rauf played professional basketball in the nineties, he was a high draft pick by the Denver Nuggets, 3rd overall I think.
After his conversion, he refused to stand for The Star-Spangled Banner which was sung before the start of every game. He drew a lot of boos and cat calls for his disrespectful behavior.
Jackson/Abdul-Rauf said that standing for the national anthem is contrary to his islamic beliefs. He also said the American flag was nothing but a symbol of oppression and that the United States is a tyrannical nation.
Ironically, he left the NBA and played in Turkey, a nice muslim country, but Iíve heard that in Turkey if you disrespect any national symbol, youíll end up in prison. The last I heard, he now plays for that bastion of democracy, Saudi Arabia.
“America, Love It, Or Screw Ya!”

Rocky on September 18, 2008 at 11:10 am

The right thing to do would be for the Team Management to kick him out the front door.

Shy Guy on September 18, 2008 at 11:15 am

This is the major reason I dont watch sports anymore. Black America, just like this fool, Josh Howard have more allegiance to their race than to America. On the most part most blacks will say that America owes them something. In fact there are more rich millionaire blacks in this country than anywhere in this world. Opportunity is what this country gives us and that is what every generation have yearned for over 230 years. Most Black athletes and entertainers all have this same disrespect for our country and is sucked up by black youth. Just more of the entitlement mentality that is now the norm in this nation.

californiascreaming on September 18, 2008 at 11:21 am

If I remember correctly, Chris Jackson/Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s refusal to stand during the National Anthem did not last very long. David Stern was all over him.

I_am_me on September 18, 2008 at 11:44 am

Team management won’t do anything, they will probably support him. Remember the team is owned by Mark Cuban, an anti American jackal.

FIVEOFNINE on September 18, 2008 at 11:54 am

Let me get this straight: its politically incorrect show your pride in and love of your country by standing to the flag and singing the national anthem but on the other hand its demonstrating patriotic spirit to pay higher taxes? So that’s what liberals learn these days about what it means to be a good American. Your country sucks but yeah baby, your government is entitled to whatever’s in your wallet. Greeat uh message!

NormanF on September 18, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Whoa whoa hold on here!! I’m a black american and I love this country. America has given me more oppotunies in life than I would’ve gotten elsewhere.
– It’s given me the friends that I have.
– It’s given me a beautiful girlfriend.
– It’s given me the chance to speak my mind.
– It’s given me the oppotunity to listen to whatever music I want.
– It’s given me the right to think for myself.
And I can’t stop watching sports entirely. The one bright spot about the NBA is KOBE BRYANT. Did you see him in an interview with that jackass Cris Collinsworth? Yeah I’m sure it was posted here before, but Kboe lives this country. He’s a proud american. A perfect example of what a REAL black american is.
And you wanna know something…Kobe Bryant could beat this fool Josh Howard anytime, anyday, anywhere!! Yet another reason why the Mavericks will always be the cursed team in the league, and why they’ll never win an NBA championship.
So please don’t see all blacks in america has the same as fools like Josh Howard. Kobe Bryant, myself, Larry Jones, and many other REAL blacks in this country refuses to be repersented by a piece of s*it like Josh Howard, as well as a socialist like Obama for that matter.

Squirrel3D on September 18, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Black and other ‘victim’ disrespect for the Star Spangled Banner is not new. It is no longer sung or performed in a semi-military fashion. Listening to virtually every entertainer’s rendition of it, it is sung as gospel, rhythm & blues, etc., which obviously weakens and transforms its significance. This is a key aim of most black performers. This is just carrying it another step.

c f on September 18, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    How are blacks supposed to be so comfortable with whites? I’m not understanding do blacks and whites have a friendly past? We’re the ancestors of blacks in this country not unwilling dragged from their homeland to work be beat and raped? Do the blacks of the present day America not get a bias opinion about their character just because of their appearance and views? Last time I checked if its fuck me then its fuck u.

    Black Guy on April 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm

This is Michelle Obama after a sex change operation.

Tempus Fugit on September 18, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Here at the Ol’ Soldiers’ Home, we used to have a military retreat ceremony each evening.
There was no accompanying cannon fire, but the bugle would sound “RETREAT” (at which point, everyone faces towards the flag and comes to attention), followed by “TO THE COLOR”, and everyone renders “Present Arms” (i.e., a salute, whether military or civilian), as the flag was slowly lowered, and then properly folded in the traditional tricorner shape by our own Soldiers’ Home Police, a force made up of residents here at the Ol’ Soldiers’ Home.
You never saw a more stark contrast along racial lines, unless it was the public’s reaction to the “Not Guilty” verdict at the O. J. Simpson murder trial.
Many, if not most of the Black military veterans would deliberately ignore the Retreat ceremony, as Black civilian employees would continue driving their vehicles or engage in other activities.
On the other hand, most White military veterans, including myself, would observe the traditional military courtesies regarding our National Colors.
For some reason, the current administrators of the Ol’ Soldiers’ Home decided to discontinue our daily “Retreat” ceremony.
We no longer have our own police force, but now use a private contract security company, most of whom are Black, and it’s possible that most of them would not know how to properly fold the flag.
This is Washington, D.C., where the population is mostly Black, and they revel in flaunting their own ignorance, as they continuously express their overt hostility towards White folk.
Washington, D.C., our Nation’s capital, which should be a showplace to the entire World, instead resembles a filthy deteriorating slum in a Third World war zone, amidst the ever present sounds of gunfire and sirens.
One day, while walking through the lobby of my dormitory, I overheard some Black military veterans talking, and one of them loudly stated that the White man was the most dangerous terrorist in the World.
A lot of folks, both Black and White, are fond of quoting Martin Luther King, who said he dreamed of a day when his children would be judged, “not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character”.
Well, folks, I admit to being a prejudiced White man, and the reason I do not like Black people is precisely because of the “content of their character”, or rather, the obvious lack of it.
I still retain bitter memories of violent racial problems during my years of military service, reports of which were usually suppressed, and the preferential treatment given Black soldiers, which of course, only exacerbated the situation further.
I suspect contemporary racial problems will only fester and worsen, because no White person dares broach this controversial career-ending issue.
When a growing problem as severe as this continues to remain ignored, what eventually results?
Many long years ago, I was a young soldier in Viet Nam with the 101st Airborne Division, and took advantage of a thirty-day leave to visit Israel.
I was the only Christian on a Jewish bus tour, and the gal sitting in the seat next to me was a blonde Australian doctor.
It must have been some sort of Divine Providence which placed us together, for when I ran out of medicine, she had a bottle of pills in her purse which relieved my agonizing symptoms.
Anyway, she told me that the majority of the World’s population resents the Caucasian race, because although Caucasians are, and always have been, numerically a global minority, we Caucasians have outperformed all other races in every possible category.
She said that the other races, if they only could, would love to destroy us.
This statement seemed so uncharacteristic of contemporary Judaism (noted for their endorsement of liberal social causes), that I was stunned, and quickly looked around the bus to see if any other passengers would object.
Everyone stared back in silence.
Of course, the passing years seem to have borne out the validity of her comments.
But, what an unpopular idea, eh?
Thank you.
John Robert Mallernee
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400
NOTE: “My unpopular and controversial personal opinions are independent of my Scottish clan.”

writesong on September 18, 2008 at 5:29 pm

There is alot of truth in your words especially about Washington, DC.
I could not agree more.

ScottyDog on September 18, 2008 at 7:27 pm

This Neanderthal thugball player seems like the perfect candidate to convert to islam.

Thee_Bruno on September 18, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Unfortunately this guy will be more revered than ever now, by the majority of the black community for airing these views. Hope he twists his knee or eats an elbow as soon as possible.
Or, maybe, piss off Ray Lewis and some of his homies while clubbing and decide to take it outside. Ray could get away with that one too.

samurai on September 18, 2008 at 10:05 pm

The Star Spangled Banner was written by White racists. The country was founded by White racists. Don’t you guys always say you love the Founding Fathers? Then why do you reject their racism? When have the blacks, asians, hispanics, etc, rejected racism? They may SAY ‘let’s not be racist’, as they establish their racial territories, but they don’t mean it. Why does it surprise you that a black guy doesn’t like the national anthem of White people, and why do you reject the self-preservation of racism? Do you think it makes you “good”, lol? You’re not good, you’re just afraid.

John Harper on September 18, 2008 at 11:46 pm

Dear John Harper,
What a nice constructive point of view you have for the American black community. So many black people fought and died and struggled to say WE ARE AMERICANS and this is OUR country. And then you sulk and moan and GIVE it all back because it is ‘tainted’. Now that you insist that it’s not your country some of us are BEGINNING TO BELIEVE YOU.

poetcomic1 on September 19, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Since you think all white people are racists, I have a suggestion…
Move to Africa

ScottyDog on September 19, 2008 at 4:23 pm

“ScottyDog”, you are the odd man out, I’m in good company. I’m the same as Washington, Lincoln, Jackson, all the way up to the 1960’s. That’s when Whites became emotionally disturbed and invented anti-racism, to be practiced solely by themselves to decimate their own communities and schools.
“poetcomic1”, for you to pretend that 90% of blacks aren’t supremacist is insulting. Everybody is practicing supremacy except Whites. You can talk about “one America” all you like, but I listen to black radio and black TV all day long, and most of the people I work with are black. I know all they talk about is their race, and they don’t like us White people. I used to be a FLAMING anti-racist. I was a delegate for Al Gore. It took 25 years to realize what a dupe I was, trying to be color blind, and just being a fool for it, as everybody else continued their own supremacy. I’m sick of your sanctimony.

John Harper on September 20, 2008 at 10:38 pm

And the other point I meant to make is that the National Anthem and the flag are becoming controversial to a large and growing number of blacks. They all love Obama and he won’t wear a flag pin or say the Pledge of Allegiance. This isn’t going away, it’s getting worse.

John Harper on September 20, 2008 at 10:45 pm

Who’s this John Harper jackass? Let me guess, you’re gonna vote for B. Hussein Obama. The grand socialist commisar who’s going to lead this nation into the welfare office.
Screw you.
I fought for this country, and I don’t intend to see it become the Socialist States of America just because it’s politically incorrect to be proud of your nation.

Callidus on September 21, 2008 at 4:41 pm

I’m not going to vote for Obama, dummy. I support my people, just like all the blacks do. You don’t get it; everybody is racist except naive Whites. I don’t have that problem.

John Harper on September 21, 2008 at 6:25 pm

“writesong”, I didn’t read your comments until now. Wow, I couldn’t agree more. Thank you for your service. Of course, you realize that for saying what you’ve said, with is just the bald-faced truth, you are an “ignorant, racist, hateful, redneck, blah blah blah blah blah…”, LOL. And I’ve seen the hatred of Whites get worse every year I’ve been alive. The more we try to be colorblind, the more they hate us.

John Harper on September 21, 2008 at 7:40 pm

JOSH HOWARD is a PUNK. Yeah I said it. Talking all that “trash” about a woman…what a COWARD he is. If I ever get the chance to “run across” JOSH HOWARD, in person, I will say it to his face. He might be able to “play ball” but he will be held accountable for his idiotic comments. If a white person votes/supports a white person they are called RACIST but yet here is OBAMA (who is half white by the way but disowns his white half along with his Grandmother who raised him by calling her a “typical white woman”)who gets 90%+ of the “african american” (is anyone else SICK of all the “hypens” aren’t we just AMERICANS – those of us who are United States CITIZENS?) vote. What do you call it when OVER 90%+ of a “race” votes for someone of their own race? Nuff said. Nostradamuslives by Jeff Schrembs

Nostradamus on September 22, 2008 at 4:28 am

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