November 11, 2005, - 12:07 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
First, it was Jimmy Kimmel (the ABC late-night host and comedian). And now it’s the Maloof brothers who own the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.
All three have learned a bad lesson about Detroit. You can’t tell the truth about it–or you’ll have to apologize big-time, later on.
Earlier this week, the Kings played videos of the REAL Detroit (cars burning, abandoned buildings, etc.) before they played the Pistons in Sacramento. The Pistons got angry and drubbed the Kings.
That should have been it. But angry Detroiters–who just re-elected corrupt Pimp Daddy Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick and have a city destined for receivership–can’t handle hearing the truth from others.
Yes, cars are still burned in Detroit whenever there is a victory. After the Pistons won the NBA championship, the media wouldn’t show it, but Detroit cops I know sent me plenty of photos of cars on fire in the city. There are burned out homes on the Lodge Freeway, the main drug from one set of suburbs into the city.
Today, the Maloof brothers wimped out and put full-page apology ads in Detroit’s major papers. But they should apologize to the rest of America for pandering to the forces of political correctness.
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