SPORTS BLOG: SPAIN'S OLYMPIC BASKETBALL TEAM SLANT EYES, DISSES CHINESE! HOW OFFENSIVE IS THIS PHOTO?

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Written By SOHH Ballsy

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When it comes to basketball in the Olympics, all the attention is on the U.S. … and for good reason. I mean, Kobe, King James, D. Wade, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony … need I say more? Now there's another squad in the world that's stealing all that attention, but for all the wrong reasons.

I’m talking about Spain and its team picture that hit the net yesterday, stirring up outrage.

Before the Olympic Games even began, all 15 members of Spain’s hoops team – including the Lakers’ Pau Gasol and Raptors’ Jose Calderon – took a team portrait, in which they’re all shown slanting their eyes, while flashing smiles.

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SMH.

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After being booed to death by the Beijing crowd, this idiot Calderon offered this to say about the picture:

“We thought it was something appropriate and that it would always be interpreted as somewhat loving. From here I would like to declare that we have a huge respect for the East and their people, some of my best friends in Toronto are from China."

Is this guy an idiot or what!? This picture is way more worse than when Shaq told a reporter, “Tell Yao Ming, ‘ching-chong-yang-wah-ah-soh.’”

Making the matter worst is the fact that this Spain team is sponsored by Li Ning, A CHINESE BRAND! Wow! Ya’ll about to lose a deal.

The slant-eyed gesture has been around for a long, long time and is a direct way to offend a Chinese – or any Asian – person. These cats had to know what they were doing, when taking this picture. They can’t be that stupid!

I guess these Spaniards don’t know how gully the Triads are. They'll cut off and leave your nutsack in Chinatown real quick. Then try playing basketball, Pau!

I think Yao Ming should holla at his homies and set up a photo shoot for Spain. Yea, the Chinese team should pose as Flamenco dancers. There ain’t nothing hood or scary about f**king Flamenco. Sissy-ass Flamenco, lol.

But in all seriousness, whether you’re Asian or not – HOW OFFENSIVE DO YOU FIND THIS PICTURE OF SPAIN’S BASKETBALL TEAM?

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