The New York Daily News reported on New York Knicks Guard J.R. Smith and his Instagram post about Black Friday. Not sure if it matters whether or not this will result in Offensive Karma affecting the NBA team’s success. The lackluster and inept play by Smith and Carmelo Anthony make it all moot at this point.
Knicks’ J.R. Smith links ‘Black Friday’ to slavery in bizarre Instagram post
‘DID YOU KNOW: Black Friday stemmed from slavery? It was the day after Thanksgiving when slave traders would sell slaves for a discount,’ read the since-deleted graphic.
By Jaime Uribarri | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Don’t expect J.R. Smith to master something as complicated as the triangle offense when he can’t even grasp basic American history.
The Knicks shooting guard made a fool of himself on Instagram Tuesday night by linking the term “Black Friday” with slavery.
“DID YOU KNOW: Black Friday stemmed from slavery? It was the day after Thanksgiving when slave traders would sell slaves for a discount to assist plantation owners with more helpers for the upcoming winter (for cutting and stacking fire wood, winterproofing etc.), hence the name,” read the graphic, complete with an illustration of a slave auction.
“You’re a f------ idiot” was one of the the more blunt responses to the head-scratcher of a post, while others, like Twitter user @j_weech1, tried enlightening Smith about the true meaning of the term.
“It’s called Black Friday because businesses get into the black (profit) for the year, because it’s the biggest day.”
Smith’s only reaction was to quickly delete the post, but not before attentive Instagram users from took a screen shot for posterity.
Now untying opposing players’ shoelaces will go down as the second-dumbest thing Smith has ever done.