Randy Miller Won’t Stop Until Every Black Flyer is Asked About Donald Sterling

Randy Miller, who’s back on the Flyers beat for the playoffs after covering the Devils and a stint as the sideline reporter for AFL China, walked into the Flyers’ locker room yesterday, saw Wayne Simmonds, and thought, “Oh, hey, look, a black guy, let me get a quote about Donald Sterling!”

He walked into the Flyers’ locker room today, saw Ray Emery, and thought, “Oh, hey, look, a black guy, let me get a quote about Donald Sterling!”

Miller is going to be real disappointed when he shows up to work tomorrow and realizes that he’s out of options.*

Hockey writers have felt the need to ask Emery and Simmonds for their thoughts on Sterling because, after all, it’s not every day they see a real, live black person, and this was their perfect opportunity to get a quote and inject their tale into the endless flood of Sterling stories.

https://twitter.com/tpanotchCSN/status/461159011799552000

But Miller has gone the extra mile, writing two full-length articles on the matter.

Miller, yesterday:

Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds, no stranger to racist attacks, is disgusted with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whose NBA team uses the same arena he did when he played for the L.A. Kings.

“It sucks when (Sterling) says he doesn’t want any black people at his games,” Simmonds told NJ.com on Monday after the Flyers’ practice. “I wouldn’t go to his games.”

One of two black players on the Flyers — goalie Ray Emery is the other — Simmonds heard part of an audio recording posted last Saturday by TMZ of Sterling telling his girlfriend, who is black and Mexican, that he doesn’t want her bringing black people to his games.

Miller, today:

A day after right wingWayne Simmonds vented to NJ.com on Los Angeles Clippers racist owner Donald Sterling, the Flyers’ other black player chimed in.

Not surprisingly, goalie Ray Emery’s views are similar with Simmonds, who thinks the NBA should force Sterling to sell.

“I don’t think a person like that has a place in sports, but it’s not my decision,” Emery said Tuesday after the Flyers’ morning skate at Wells Fargo Center.

Look, I know we all couldn’t help ourselves from asking every Penn State student or alumni we knew about Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno circa 2011 (I know I couldn’t), but can we white folks please abstain from asking every black person we come across for their thoughts on a rich jackass who views them as an inferior species? What answer do you expect to get other than than the answer every person – white, black or blue – would give to a reporter asking them a question about America’s greatest white supremacist? Uh, yeah, I never really liked Magic anyway, so I see where’s he coming from. No. That’s the wrong answer, and no one is going to give it.

God forbid someone like Miller gets tapped to cover the NBA playoffs. He’ll run out of steam before the end of his first week!

*And yes, I’m totally aware that there might not be a tomorrow in Flyerland. Just go with my lede.

14 Comments

  1. Kyle, post screenshots from Sterling’s 2003 deposition.

    If you haven’t seen it……….. it is FUCKING HILARIOUS.

    And it is guaranteed to generate 50000 comments.

  2. The NHL Black Fan Association

    April 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    There are more black hockey players on the ice for the Flyers than black fans in the stands. This might be facetious but not far from the truth.

  3. Flyers going down tonight baby

    • Sick of Jeff from Camden calling both stations

      April 29, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Whatever troll be sure to check back in when the Flyers send your Rangers back to the rotten apple with their tails tucked in between their legs you moron.

      • New York is the Center of the Universe

        April 29, 2014 at 8:36 pm

        Don’t puff out your chest too soon Jeffy. Odds favor the Rangers. You’re going to look pretty foolish when the flyers turtle (AGAIN)!

        • Sick of Jeff from Camden calling both stations

          April 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm

          Flyers 4
          Rangers 0

          Like I said earlier dumbass,the Flyers will send your rangers back to the rat infested rotten apple,with tails tucked between legs!

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THE RANGERS SUCK!

  4. Sick of Levy calling every host on every station

    April 29, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    This guy’s 52 and I swear he’s on the phone with WIP and The Fanatic from 6am-559am
    7 days a week.

  5. Yea, I wonder why these reports insist on asking black athletes about Sterling. It’s not like Simmonds has personally experienced this.

    And all of the other Philly sports teams are playing games tonight, why are they only asking the Flyers? What about the members of the Eagles all sitting in the locker room at the Linc?

    Can we get more breakdowns about gang culture on here from rich white kids from the suburbs?

  6. Stick Stickley

    April 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Kyle v The Flyers Beat Writers has gotten so hackneyed. I mean what is this, the 553rd article about them? Can you just challenge them all to a battle royale or something and get it over with, Kyle?

  7. Look at all the self-righteous jackasses with their faux indignation and outrage!

    The players weren’t too appalled to cash their million-dollar checks from Sterling!

    The spineless commissioner(s) haven’t been too appalled to look the other way, while cash rolled in from the Clippers’ fan base!

    The only thing worse than a racist is a fucking hypocritical, politically-correct pussy, trying to force his/their agenda-of-the-moment on the masses.

    Comment away, you fucking PC apologists! Your opinion means nothing to me!

  8. LeWayde Simon, how did the NBA commissioner’s strong statement in support of your race help you score all of your goal points in today’s contested sport which I can discuss because they’re covered by some of our ComcastNBC sister networks?

  9. funny thing about those “birds” he hears…its recorded bird chirps on a loop for the tourists…having lived there, these birds he talks about dont exist…what a 2

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