Etan Thomas is a former NBA center who in his seven-year career played with the Wizards, Thunder, and Hawks.
(He’s also, randomly, an accomplished poet}.
Today, he’s going viral for different reasons. On a train he says he saw an open seat next to a white woman, who refused to move her bags that were on it. She then gladly moved her stuff to accommodate the next person who wanted the seat, a white male.
He took her picture and the woman became incensed, demanding to see the conductor.
Surprise, the conductor was a big basketball fan.
Ok so I’m getting on the train and there are no open seats and I ask this lady if I could sit next to her (very politely and I soften my voice as to not frighten her) and she says someone is sitting here. So I go to the next seat. Now, less than 2 mins later a man (who happens to be white) asks if he can sit there and she says why sure let me move my stuff. So I have to say something so I ask ummmmm did you just not want ME to sit next to you ? Were you scared ? Not comfortable with a Black Man sitting next to you ? And she says lol smh don’t pull the race card stuff with me I dated a Black guy in college. So the guy (who was a nice guy) said listen I’ll get up and I said no need I’mma just take this pic and make a Facebook post about it. So then she says did you just take a pic of me ? Well I’m going to tell the conductor that you’re over here illegally taking pics of ppl without their consent. So the conductor came up and said hey Etan Thomas love what you’re doing in the community loved you with the Wizards big Cuse fan man the Knicks sure could use you …. And I said was there something you wanted to tell my man ? And she rolled her eyes smh some ppl I tell ya
Now she’s famous, too.