During a recent interview with Bootleg Kev, former NBA champion Lamar Odom dished on what he perceives to be a racist mascot in the gorilla from the Phoenix Suns. 

The topic was broached after Bootleg Kev, an avid Suns fan expressed his displeasure with the franchise's ownership. This opened up the door for Odom who said, “I feel bad for the Suns fans because they ain’t even gonna get what y’all probably deserve until, probably until you change the mascot.”

“What does that mean? You don’t like the gorilla? Do you think there’s some racial connotations with the Suns gorilla?” Bootleg Kev replied. 

“Come on, bro,” said Odom before elaborating on the point. “The thing that’s funny is they kind of slid that one by for all these years,” Odom said. “Nobody says anything about that. Gorillas, in the desert, you can’t find any. You could probably find a cactus. … In basketball, just like, come on, bro. But you know what’s so, really crazy about it? They just tried it because they wanted to get the fans involved, and that’s the reason why they kept it ’cause the fans loved it.”

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