Howard Stern is apparently not happy that he doesn’t get acknowledged by black NBA players while at games.
During a recent episode of his show, Stern talked about attending Knicks games for the past 30 years.
“The Knicks have been very kind to me,” “They put me right in the front row. That’s when I knew I was famous.”
Stern then proceeded to go on a rant about how black NBA players don’t walk up to him while he’s sitting courtside.
“They put me courtside! And the Black players won’t come over and say hello to me,” “But they go over to Spike Lee.”
“I’ll be sitting next to Tracy Morgan or Chris Rock. You know, they seat you where they seat you. And a lot of times when I’m there, I’m next to Tracy Morgan, who is so funny. And he’s sitting there and like, a couple of the players will come over. They like give him that bro shake and stuff. And I’m like — these guys should hug me too,” Stern continued. “I mean, what am I? I grew up in a Black neighborhood, you know what I mean? I mean they should know that. But I get ignored.”
The self-proclaimed “king of all media” said he hopes it’s a racial thing that he’s not being acknowledged and not about his personality.
“I want them to. I want them to talk to me, I want them to come over and go, ‘Hey Howard, fan of the show!’ Or something. I don’t get that. And, you know who comes up to me sometimes — the referees. White guys and Black guys, they’ll come up to me, White referees and Black. Like, ‘Hey Howard, hey.’ But yeah, a lot of the White referees. So I’m like, oh, is everything racial now?”
“I just get upset. I’m like, you know, fame to me is very important. I’ll admit it. I like people to recognize me,” Stern said. “I’d like to think it’s a white thing, not my personality. I hope it’s racial. That’s all.”
NBA fans ripped into Stern for his comments.
Why would any NBA player under the age of 30 know who Howard Stern is https://t.co/rIEj1c2jWX
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 5, 2023
Paolo Banchero was born in 2002 dude. Sit yo old ass down. https://t.co/hRe8998d2Z
— 🦦✨America Is Musty✨🦦 (@DragonflyJonez) May 5, 2023
It's cute that Howard Stern thinks NBA players, who have an average age of 26 years old, have any idea who the hell he is. https://t.co/4dNf76fryd
— Adam Wells (@adamwells1985) May 5, 2023
The average age of an NBA is 26 years old, meaning they know as much about Howard Stern as I do about Jack Paar https://t.co/cVsxhc9IEQ
— it’s lawsuit time (@jesseltaylor) May 4, 2023
Implying that people are discriminating against your whiteness because you don’t want to acknowledge that most of these players have no clue who you are is actually hilarious. https://t.co/hBcpxByDQB
— GNCordova (@GNCordova) May 5, 2023
H/T Awful Announcing