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Why Kyrie Irving’s Snow Bunny Sex Yacht Is A Thing People Are Talking About, Explained

Who is Kyrie Irving?

Kyrie Irving is the star point guard for the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s also my favorite NBA player.

Your favorite player? Really? Don’t tell me you’re one of those people who gets a new favorite player every time a different team wins a championship. You’re the worst type of sports fan. 

I’ve actually been on Kyrie island since 2010. And I have the receipts to prove it! I first wrote about him in 2010 on VSB. And then again in 2011 on VSB. And then in 2012 in a piece for EBONY.

As many of my friends will tell you, it’s not uncommon for conversations with me to go like this:

Friend: “I never quite understood why meat loaf has its own name. It’s just an awkwardly shaped meat patty. We should start calling meat loaf awkwardly shaped meat patties. What do you think?

Me: “Yo, Kyrie dropped 55 on Dame Lillard last night! That’s what I think!

Ok, ok, ok, ok. I get it. You’ve been down since day one. So why is he in the news today?

Kyrie’s performance in the NBA Finals — where he outplayed unanimous MVP and sports media darling Stephen Curry — propelled him to a different level of fame. And this larger platform has also enabled many women — Black women, especially — to notice that he’s an attractive young man. This attribute of his was particularly noticed during the Cavs’ victory parade, where he took J.R. Smith: The Perpetually Shirtless Pipelayer’s lead and also went bare-chested.

And, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that his choice of attire — fitted gray sweatpants — made another one of his possessions, um, noticeable.

So basically his entire post-championship week was an extended Snapchat thirst trap?

Basically.

I see. So, what happened next?

A day or two after the parade and the subsequent Kyrie-inspired undergarment humidity, footage emerged of Kyrie and a dozen or so women enjoying themselves on a yacht.

So…what’s the big deal about that? He’s young, rich, handsome, famous, and presumably single. I don’t see the issue.

Well, Kyrie is Black. And, from the looks of the clip, each of the women on the yacht were White. GirlsGoneWild-type White. So White that if there was cocaine on that boat, people would be confused about what to sniff.

And this resulted in both a week’s worth of memes and jokes directed towards Kyrie — 92 percent of which were either clever and corny ways of saying “mayo” or portmanteaus of his name and “Taye Diggs” — and an acknowledgement from many Black women that they felt a certain way about it.

Felt a certain way? What does that even mean?

Well, I don’t think any Black women lost any sleep over who Kyrie chose to party with. But for many it did sting a little bit to see this guy who they were crushing on just 24 hours earlier choosing to surround himself with the women in rows A through C at every Taylor Swift concert.

See, this doesn’t make sense to me either. Because, I mean, it’s not like those women were invited to the boat to play Yahtzee, swap couscous recipes, and debate gentrification. So basically it seems like the Black women upset about this are upset that Kyrie didn’t invite Black women to his freaky sex boat. Shouldn’t they be, well, glad he didn’t do that?

Eh. It’s complex, man. There’s centuries worth of slavery residue, colorism, Eurocentric standards of beauty, and episodes of “The Facts of Life” that need to be considered to understand the context here. Yes, in a vacuum, people upset about the objectification of Black women should be pleased that apparently no Black women were objectified on Kyrie’s Snow Bunny Sex Yacht. But optics matter. And what was seen — and felt — was this uber-eligible Black bachelor with tens of thousands of Black women singing his praises apparently making a choice that would seem to communicate that he considers Black women to be invisible.

Also, I guess there’s the whole cultural and sexual context of the superstar Black athlete choosing to exclusively date and marry White women — White women who made themselves very available to him after learning he was an athlete. Perhaps this made the optics of Kyrie’s Snow Bunny Sex Yacht sting even more. 

I’m glad you brought this up. Charlamagne Tha God alluded to this in a tweet, saying “Kyrie Irving an NBA player that likes white women. In other meaningless, stereotypical NBA news Basketball players are also tall.

But if you went down the line and named the most popular and prominent Black NBA players today — Lebron, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, etc — they all either have Black girlfriends or Black wives. Which just tells you how strong and settled that stereotype is. Even with evidence that would seem to contradict it, it remains a “truth.”

So basically you’re saying that Black athletes shouldn’t date, sleep with, or marry White women, and that Black women are justified for believing that too?

No. Kyrie — and any other athlete who happens to be Black — can date whoever the hell they want. (Also, Kyrie has actually been romantically linked to Black women before; most notably Callie Rivers — daughter of LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers.) And, it’s important to remember that this is one of those stories where the ratio of “how many people are talking about this” to “how many fucks people actually give about this” is imbalanced. I’d say there have been 27,000 words said for every half of a fuck that’s actually given.

It’s just helpful to understand and acknowledge the context there before reacting to and making judgements about the way (some) Black women reacted.

So, what’s next for Kyrie?

He’s on the Olympic basketball team. And the Olympics are in Rio. So maybe he should invest in some Zika nets for his Snow Bunny Sex Yacht.

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • cakes_and_pies

    Crushing on that eggplant and nothing else.

    • miss t-lee

      Hallelu.
      That’s absolutely it.

      • Courtney Wheeler

        I just saw it. wow…

        • she

          Come on girl share the goods!

          • Courtney Wheeler
            • Oh my word!

            • she

              Lovely

            • Why am I disappointed? Meeeeh..

              • big expectations

                • I’m, sincerely, disappointed.

                  • miss t-lee

                    This isn’t a good pic…the other pic I saw was a close up and there was no bar on it.

                  • not everyone is ibaka

              • Courtney Wheeler

                lmao it just didn’t get happy yet

              • Young August Alsina on the right

                Bless him.

                • cakes_and_pies

                  Isn’t the first one a pic of a member of b2k?

                  • Yeeeeah.. him too….I’m feeling reeeeeeeeeeeal milfy right now..lol

                • Mochasister

                  He gon hurt somebody! No wonder these non Black women stay acting stupid over Black dudes!

              • Curly Sue

                Same. It looks like he’s a “shower not a grower.” Not bad but not awe-inspiring.

                • YOU FEEL me.. I did leave a tip though.. Check out Young August Alsina

                • let us growers be great.

              • Medium Meech

                And this is why he’s on a boat full of white girls, walking around reinacting his favorite scenes from Godzilla.

    • Courtney Wheeler

      I actually didn’t see the undercover peen shot. I must research.

    • she

      Can I see this famous sausage please? I missed it on the internets.

    • Enatiomer

      I never stared so hard at grey sweatpants in my lyfe!

      • cakes_and_pies

        Girl. That anaconda.

        • miss t-lee

          YES LAWD.

  • Lol, I like Kyrie, but when I saw that, I was like:

    http://api.ning.com/files/Kk3X7Hq*pMMmnq25g-Hkr7BH8YFbDgaToaSCDjSclVdsxUG-dCH0zWGWbBJMGalzDyZVAjjXAT1Y-J0vDwcN-nffpKhHPwnU/menacegif.gif

    There is no ethics or prudence in social media.

    • T.Q. Fuego

      Lol, he didn’t f*ck up though…he just unintentionally started something….that’ll be over before you know it.

      • Nah. He did. He or whoever on the boat who recorded the vid pretty much had him jump into a shark tank with a ton of fresh raw meat tied around his waist.

        • T.Q. Fuego

          I don’t think it’s gonna hurt him much at all though. All he has to do is be seen with a brown-skinned black woman somewhere in a few months and this goes away…even if he doesn’t he won’t lose any money or social status. Now if he were to make one his girl/wife..his prestige within the black community would definitely plummet, but for this?Nah, Imma give black people the benefit of the doubt that they won’t take this one past face value.

    • Kim

      lmao he messed up when he responded with the following…

      http://38.media.tumblr.com/32e0e64d8545500059d4c4d09d8f70e5/tumblr_nhkuuhTRdO1r8jjn6o1_500.gif

      Somebody said “What are you trying to tell us Kyrie? You like Different Shades of men?”

      *Side note*: The girl in the red bandana is his sister…I don’t know what this pic is supposed to mean or how it’s an appropriate response but whatever lol.

    • Kim

      lmao he messed up when he responded with the following…

      Somebody said “What are you trying to tell us Kyrie? You like Different Shades of men?”

      *Side note*: The girl in the red bandana is his sister so I’m assuming home girl in the dress is a family friend as well…I don’t know what this pic is supposed to mean or how it’s an appropriate response but whatever. He’s dense.

      • RhetoricalReverie

        You just KNOW he thought he was giving an understated yet “classy” response.

  • Charlemagne summed it up perfectly…

    Why do Sisters keep wasting tears and words on men who don’t want them?

    Shyt, I would pay white chicks to TAKE some of these mfers..lol

    • KB

      I keep hearing that he had a specific ‘no black women’ rule. I don’t know how true that is, but if it is indeed the case then that is way f****d up.

      • miss t-lee

        I still don’t care.

        • Freebird

          And you shouldn’t. Not one black woman should give a damn.

          • miss t-lee

            *daps*

        • Mochasister

          I would hate to see any young Black woman involved in that kind of debauchery. You know those women were not there to play Jenga.

      • Idc.. I’m married now but I didn’t covet black men who weren’t checking for me… For what? I didn’t dare black men who dated white women.

        Naw bruh.. I know too many brothers who actually love us.

        • JB

          I just don’t understand the idea that a black man/woman with a white woman/man must ONLY love white partners.

          Just as much as I don’t get the black woman/man with another black partner must ONLY love black partners.

          It doesn’t make sense to me never will.

          • That’s on you…. there are enough black people in the world for me that i don’t even need to see white folks…

            • heyheyno

              I agree!

        • Mochasister

          Yes, I learned a long time ago to stop getting mad every time a Black man would walk by with his Ivory princess. Even if a Black man is not with her that’s still no guarantee that he would be with me. Besides I live in CA; if I got mad every time I saw a brotha with a non Black woman, I would have had several strokes and heart attacks by now.

          • Oh Cali was the worst for it…. Black dudes, literally, don’t see black women.

      • Ice Jones

        it’s only fucked up for the black women who were trying to leave the yacht with nut in their eye. i kinda choose to see it as a plus that he didn’t want to disrespect black women too, though i’m sure that’s being very generous

        • You’re way too kind

        • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

          Can I get a referee to make a call on whether nut in the eye is disrespect…thanks.,

          -Asking for a friend.

          • Proverbs31WIFE!

            It is. What if you blind her?

            • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

              Nah…my friend doesn’t aim for the eyes… he’s considerate like that but things happen. If it’s enough to physically blind then I can see how that might be considered disrespect after everyone has had a moment of quiet reflection.

              • Proverbs31WIFE!

                Mmmmh….”your friend”

          • Sweet Potato Kai

            ??

            • Ess Tee

              Come back!

              • Sweet Potato Kai

                meh. getting some work done

          • Sweet Potato Kai

            I’ll ref, it’s a flagrant foul and a finable offense with a minimum 3 game suspension. Nastyass!

            • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

              Oh wow…hmm ok. I expect the flagrant foul (cause sometimes things happen when you play D hard), but not the fine or suspensions. I ain’t trying to sit out. I mean, my friend isn’t.

        • Mochasister

          Good point but ewwwwwww! The visual image is quite disturbing.

    • miss t-lee

      “Shyt, I would pay white chicks to TAKE some of these mfers.”

      *cackling*

      • Pssh

        I second your cackle and raise you a chortle.

        • miss t-lee

          *daps*

    • Brina Payne

      LMBO!!!

    • Stefanie Kelly

      one of my favorite lines::: ‘white women can have you’.

    • Mochasister

      Some of these men REALLY are not worth crying over. Now if it’s my crush then I would be upset (he really does seem to be a decent Negro. And cute too! But I digress.). But when I see some man standing behind Becky and waiting patiently for her to take out her food stamps to pay for him and the kids I just shake my head. That is NOT the kind of man I am checking for.

    • Blueberry01

      Speak, Negra!

  • miss t-lee

    Folks should really speak for themselves when they say “Black women are upset about ….xyz”

    Some of us really don’t care. I’m upset over this? Really? Chile…

    • she

      Agreed…like stop making us a monolith I don’t give a fxck who he gets stds from lol

      • miss t-lee

        If he wanna hit 3s all day long…more power to him.

        • she

          Clever haha

          • miss t-lee

            *curtsies*

        • T.Q. Fuego

          I was so unimpressed with the selection…best pun I’ve seen to sum up this whole lil situation though.

          • miss t-lee

            Looks like he’s a quantity over quality type.

            • T.Q. Fuego

              All that rich, famous, and successful privilege just…wasted smh

        • Mortal Man

          I see what you did there.

          • miss t-lee

            *daps*

        • Conrad Bess

          That was so damn clever. Big Daddy Kane voice – “Nuff Respect Due”

      • KB

        LMFAO!

    • Exactly… I was like

      • miss t-lee

        Thinkpieces gonna thinkpiece.

      • Mochasister

        Some of the Black women who are upset are probably in his age group. I think the older you get the more you resign yourself to the idea that some Black men don’t want Black women for whatever reason. And that is ok. It’s not a reflection on Black women.

        • YAAAAAAAS

        • KNeale

          This is a day late but I also accept that some black men only want black women for certain things. I know this sounds crazy but I believe some black men see black women as wife/baby mother material in the sense that they expect us to hold it down domestically (tend to house, raise children) but simultaneously still value us lower.

          • Mochasister

            Yes, some of them do have that attitude. Black women are not as esteemed as other women in the eyes of many Black men. Tanisha was good enough to be his baby mama in college but when he graduates and makes something of himself only Shelby will do.

            • Blueberry01

              Yup…someone please find Jessie Williams so she can recite the first part of his speech.

    • Quirlygirly

      Once again Miss T-lee, you speak truth. It is not my concern who Kyrie invites on his yacht.

    • PriceIsRightHorns

      The only thing I’m upset about is that I accidentally deleted that photo of him in the grey sweatpants.

      • miss t-lee

        I hate I didn’t save it. I would’ve sent you a copy…lol

        • PriceIsRightHorns

          Haha! I know you would have.

      • Ess Tee

        Google is your friend…I had heard.

        • PriceIsRightHorns

          Yeah, I can’t find the one I’m looking for. It’s out there somewhere, though.

          • Ess Tee

            This one, mayhaps?

            • PriceIsRightHorns

              No, but this is a good one.

            • Curly Sue

              That’s it? #meh

              • THANK YOU!!

              • Ani-Q

                LMAO
                Well lord…… what will impress you?

                • Blueberry01

                  Probably more girth…

              • Blueberry01

                You were looking for more girth, huh?

            • I down voted cuz in petty…lmao

            • HouseOfBonnets

              Look at the stretch of the fabric!

            • PriceIsRightHorns

              Here’s the one I was looking for.

              • Proverbs31WIFE!

                I’m like here wassup hello, Kyrie!Mmmmmmmmmmmh!!!!!!!!! Yap. Indeed. Good Lord. Baby come my waaaay-ay-ay-ay!!!!!

                • PriceIsRightHorns

                  Girl!

                  • Proverbs31WIFE!

                    Is you seeiiiing all that material.

                    • PriceIsRightHorns

                      Yeah. The other pics don’t compare to this one.

                    • Proverbs31WIFE!

                      I have never had an interest in him. But he fo sho is on my radar! When I first seen the other pic posted I was like, ? then, this one had me at ????????????

                    • PriceIsRightHorns

                      Finer than frog’s hair. I haven’t been paying enough attention. Clearly.

                    • Proverbs31WIFE!

                      I need to get my who is bae priorities togeda, pronto! Shoo he bout to be my Proverbs yet to be numbered husband

              • Ess Tee

                Oh.

                Ohhhhh.

                • PriceIsRightHorns

                  Yeah…

            • Mochasister

              Holy s***! Goes to pray to Jesus for help in not gawking at boys younger than her kid brother. Mutters to herself, “I’m not a cougar! I’m not a cougar!”

      • Quirlygirly

        Ha! Are you objectifying young Kyrie?

        • PriceIsRightHorns

          No ma’am. I’m just appreciating the quality of the fabric of his sweatpants. I’m not sure if they were French terry or fleece, but they were very well made. ??

          • Quirlygirly

            Man-I need to see the quality of the fabric so I too can appreciate it. Please find the pic so I can admire a well put together garment.

            • Enatiomer

              Yes yes is that a cotton blend . We need more optics !

        • Mochasister

          Yep.

        • I was…lol

      • HouseOfBonnets

        I got a hd jpeg if you need it girl…….

        • PriceIsRightHorns

          LMAO! I found the pic I wanted to upload, but I was denied because the file is too large.

          • HouseOfBonnets

            See that was a sign of the potential impact lol

            • PriceIsRightHorns

              *snickers* Definitely. I’ll reduce the size and post it in a bit.

    • I just saw women firing off them jokes like men do all the time. I doubt women were sincerely invested in Kyrie

      • This picture needs to be shared… I’m asking… for a friend.

      • miss t-lee

        Of course you did…because we seriously do not care…lol

    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

      I hear you ..but on the other hand my first run in with this was seeing it on FB posting by one of my homegirls with the caption

      “His mother should have forgotten to push”.

      So, umm, there may be some feelings out there.

  • T.Q. Fuego

    I mean…maybe he just felt like having some white women that day… Same way some days you feel like Mexican food (#shruglife)…Doesn’t mean you don’t still love soul food, but if soul food had feelings it would probably be as sensitive as the women you speak of…

    “making a choice that would seem to communicate that he considers Black women to be invisible.”

    Whoever came to that conclusion has already hands down won gold medal for long jump. The long jumpers in this year’s Olympics might as well give up now lol

    • *Clears throat *

      • T.Q. Fuego

        Lol…please what? I’m lost…

        • Comparing the need for white women like feeling like Mexican food….Fix it Jesus… Heysoos

          • T.Q. Fuego

            Well, first off I think need is an extremely strong and presumptuous word here. The comparison is to his craving, but I admit that was speculation. I have no idea why this party (probably one of dozens btw) had so many snow bunnies. So I’m speculating just like everyone else.

          • Enatiomer

            You know we ain’t nothing but consumables out here

          • Ess Tee

            Listen. I was reading it like, Women are food now? Word?

    • There’s some black people who view everything that black folks do that ends up in the main stream media or social media as propaganda for either white supremacy or black nationalism smh.

      • T.Q. Fuego

        Yeah, this whole “deeper meaning” fixation people have is disturbing. Why does everything people do or say have to be symbolic of one of your talking points or favorite subjects? I don’t get it. I would get the sentiment if he were marrying white chicks or having kids with them. Reggie Bush’s dating history makes more sense as a topic that would ruffle their feathers than this situation…but whatever. People make less and less sense by the day, nothing surprises me anymore.

        • I think some black people believe that every black person’s existence is supposed to aim towards a political end of sorts. It’s foolishness, but it shows how not all black people are comfortable with the concept of “individual freedom.”

          I also kind of view this as a consequence of the entire idea of black love, that somehow the love between a black man and a black woman is revolutionary act, an assault on white supremacy. Well, if you believe that, it’s not farfetched for you to believe that any relationship outside of black men and women, is counter-revolutionary or an act of assimilation, or just flat out selling-out.

          Lol, there’s a reason why a lot of militant political activists end up as dictators for most of history. Power doesn’t change the thinking you’re either for us and or against us mentality, that is often at the source of the militant spirit.

          • T.Q. Fuego

            So true, but not just uncomfortable with individual freedom, actually opposed to it. Terrified of its repercussions. That’s a sad way to live, but that’s their problem, not mine. You make a great point though. The idea that who you choose to be with is either an act of revolution or counter-revolution is common in our community. I have issues with that, but this situation isn’t even that deep. Like are your feelings that sensitive that you jealous of groupies now?! Or is it that you’re the hall monitor making sure black athletes’ groupies fit your color standards?

            For us or against us is definitely the only options they give people. In that case if you’re gonna force me to choose, then I’m definitely against you lol

            • It’s a lack of political philosophy i.e. a “system” of ideas used to create an ideal society. That’s been my major criticism of black leaders since the black power movement (and the pan-africanist movement as well): that outside of fighting white supremacy and constantly coming up with reasons to do so, there is really a lack of an idea or ideal of how free black people ought to live together politically.

              • T.Q. Fuego

                Agreed, but realistically there’s no way we’d get even half of black people to agree to any one ideal, let alone a whole set/system of them. I agree with you, but don’t know how that idea would make it past theory. So many of us strive for so many different things.

      • she

        This is seriously annoying…and I can’t have conversations with these people.

  • she

    I listened to the podcast you don’t do snap Damon, how you know what thirst trapping goes on in snapchat lol?

    • Damon Young

      educated guess

  • HoobaStankyLeg

    Kept seeing this. I didn’t feel any way about it. I don’t understand why anyone who’s not married or dating him could be upset about who he chooses to date/sleep with. I can’t be invested in people I don’t know personally’s lives like that.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    Kyrie responds to the criticism..
    http://www.vibe.com/2016/06/kyrie-irving-yacht-party/

    I think people ahouls just put their claws away on this one. Whatever..I might be famous one day and have a bunch of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hardy looking dudes on my yacht. Ima do what I want.

    • Great… we don’t care..lmao

      • Courtney Wheeler

        ? Okay then..

        • No YOU sis… . HIM.. lol

          • Courtney Wheeler

            Oh geeze. haha

            • Ooooh.. I reread that…SORRY..not you, boo!! ??

              • Courtney Wheeler

                ALL GOOD :)

          • Mochasister

            I was about to say. I don’t know why some Black men act like Black women thirst after white men to the same degree that they thirst after white women.

    • Tom Hardy probably the best actor under 40

      • Courtney Wheeler

        Yup..he’s a good one…

    • PriceIsRightHorns

      Thor is sexy as h*ll.

      • Courtney Wheeler

        I was clutching my fake pearls anytime Thor came on the screen

        • PriceIsRightHorns

          Giiiiirrrllll. I was watching the latest Captain America movie and was slightly perturbed that his character wasn’t included. How Sway?

          • mr. steal your costco samples

            the literal Gods had to bounce, woulda made things unrealistic in the fight between insect men, psychic warriors, androids, and super soldiers covered in Imaginium ore or whatever it was T’Challa’s suit is made out of

            • PriceIsRightHorns

              I heard that he and Hulk will be in a movie together. Have you heard anything about this?

              • Epsilonicus

                Its called Thor:Ragnorok

                • PriceIsRightHorns

                  Thank you!

            • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

              Ummm… Vibranium??

              *queue pending Nerd Rage*

              • Cleojonz

                Isn’t it made out vibranium? I thought so. Oh and isn’t BP #3 out today!? I gotta go get it.

            • MsSula

              Vibranium

      • HouseOfBonnets

        lawd!

    • AnswerMe

      Can I come? PLEASE?!

      • Courtney Wheeler

        I got you…YOU GET A WHITE BOY…AND YOU GET A WHITE BOY…AND YOU GET A WHITE BOY..
        https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/02/fa/15/02fa15f4f9a530ab2841e2b0671e0f60.gif

        • AnswerMe
        • Brother Mouzone

          Just yesterday in the Jessie speech post, one of ya’ll was saying how brothas be shouting out white women and sistas NEVER do that..I brought it to her attention that it happens ALL the time…it only took 24 hours for the proof, thanks. I’ll copy and paste all the “whiteboy love” here and send it to her.

          • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

            I noticed that…but lol..it’s all love. I can think a 2520 celebrity is hot, but I’d take a random dime piece brown skinned shorty from the neighborhood any day.

        • Mochasister

          I’m not into white boys but that was funny!

        • Proverbs31WIFE!

          Lmaoooo!!!

    • HouseOfBonnets

      Girl yes, let me find a personal channing tatum or Justin Baldoni from jane the virgin…..

    • NonyaB

      Yes, Hemsworth is rather tasty looking and Hardy’s a bit of all right too. They can both come to the party anytime.

    • Sparger

      Do you think Tom Hardy or Chris Hemsworth would have a party and say no white women allowed?

      • Courtney Wheeler

        They’re both married..so I doubt it…but ya never know. There’s also a ton a white guys in Hollywood that would love to have a no white women yacht party..Hell even a no white men party…

      • I go in the way of the wolf

        Seems like she missed or is deliberately ignoring the point.
        I think the ‘outrage’ over this, is ridiculous. Though I kinda get where they are coming from.
        I highly doubt that WM would ever ban WW from coming to a party, the idea of that is pretty funny. There’s a Maya Angelou quite that sum up this situation,IMO.
        “As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.”
        If WM banned WW from their party, the “replacement” women would probably be Asian women.

  • Betty’s Babygirl

    Imop what’s relevant is does he know how to use it cause if he doesn’t it’s just a useless appendage.

    • yes.. as a woman who has been bludgeoned more than once… what’s the point of all that if you can’t use it…

  • Oluseyi

    You know he still gon’ marry a black woman, right?

    Ok, then.

    • Quirlygirly

      And if he don’t, that is fine.

    • He is?

      • Right.

      • Epsilonicus

        We don’t know if he has a racial preference when it comes to dating

        • ChokeOnThisTea

          But we know he has racial discrimination.

          • Epsilonicus

            How?

            • ChokeOnThisTea

              Cuz any rich and famous man willing to have a party with so many subpar and run of the mill looking women HAS to simply have chosen them for race and nothing else. ?

              • Epsilonicus

                Or they were on the yacht and he hadn’t mad decisions about who was on or nah. We don’t have info to make those kinds of assumptions

                • ChokeOnThisTea

                  Noted.

                  I hope to see you defending a sista some time in the near future, friend. :)

                  • Epsilonicus

                    I just don’t like making assumptions then having to eat my words later.

                    • ChokeOnThisTea

                      I hear you. But I also highly doubt if any us will be eating our words on Kyrie.

                      Feel free to call me out if he wifes up a Lupita or Nia Long. Lol

                • T.Q. Fuego

                  I immediately assumed that he didn’t handpick who was invited. He’s gotta have better taste than that. Even if you choose all white women you can do MUCH MUCH better as a superstar athlete.

                  • LKNMRE

                    Nah, dude, I’ve partied with athletes. They, or their people, make executive decisions about who’s allowed on or off. I’ve had friends turned away with a “nah.” Guarantee lots of girls showed and got turned away for being a lil too dark, but, I ain’t pressed, cause athletes ain’t my type.

                    • T.Q. Fuego

                      Hmm…you might be right. I have no clue. All I know is even though she’s not my type Kehlani was much much more attractive than any chick I saw on that boat….so that’s why I gave him the benefit of the doubt…I want more details, cause these chicks are MUCH worse than the ones James Harden was kickin it with that time we all gave him the side eye for quality… #ineedanswers lol

                    • LKNMRE

                      Sometimes, they LEGIT will pick any girl unless she’s dark skinned. Kyrie ain’t the first. But most of the time, they make you leave your cell phone so we don’t know about ’em all. Oh, I have stories….

                    • T.Q. Fuego

                      I hear u. I just see people jump to the skintone conclusion way too fast in real life, so I’m slower to arrive at that, but it’s definitely a thing a lot of black dudes are hung up on. Just cause it doesn’t apply to me doesn’t mean I don’t recognize it. But who knows, I think a lot of these dudes stereotype darker women as not being as “wit it” when it comes to the specific types of festivities and shenanigans that tickle their fancy…or just likely to be confrontational and start drama when “treated like a h*e” (whereas a lot of white girls aren’t offended at all by the same treatment). So I doubt most sistas would want to be at these shendigs when they realize what might be expected of them.

                    • LKNMRE

                      Nah, it’s literally all looks and status. Come to LA and any VIP function and they will turn away dark skinned girls for no reason while letting in every light and white skinned female who shows up with a vagina. Dark skinned women really, really do get the most bull.

                    • T.Q. Fuego

                      Mmm, I think it’s both perception and those things you’re mentioning. From what I hear LA is significantly worse than most cities about darker black woman exclusion (and status obsession). Pro lighter skinned colorism is everywhere, but it’s especially pronounced at functions where black people are scarce anyway.

              • Medium Meech

                I can tell you’ve never been on a Yacht before. You know how picture frames come with the generic picture of white people, what do you think Yachts come with…

                • mr. steal your costco samples

                  yeah, it was definitely part of the silver package at the dock.

              • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

                Ha. Point.

      • Oluseyi

        Look at the list of popular players with black significant others Damon listed. That’s the NBA’s player power elite, virtually to a one (Kevin Durant broke off his engagement). You think Kyrie doesn’t want to be a part of that?

        I’m not making any representation about whether he loves or respects black women, really. I’m saying that, politically, it is in his best interest in today’s NBA to marry a black woman. It’s fascinating, really, how the elite NBA player staple has shifted from almost never acknowledging their significant others publicly to embracing and cultivating the family-man image (and yes, we know about D-Wade’s break baby; I said image).

        • I mean I don’t know anything about Kyrie outside of him possibly being possibly the most calm professional athlete ever.

          • miss t-lee

            He really is. That post game interview when they won? Homie was chill a f*ck.

            • John Shannon

              He’s the One who SHOT the GW but LeBron got MVP stats wise. Kyrie was scoring on Curry, Klay, anybody and everyone they could throw at him after Game 2 of that series.

              AND, how many were really sympathetic to him with the PND mess? It was more slander at the Chick and Memes on him being a Sucker, so why should/would he be Humble?????

              Payback and Karma ain’t a Drake-only activity. Folks seem to forget when the jokes are on Fans

              • miss t-lee

                Um…ok.

          • Oluseyi

            Co-sign his calmness. Does the dude who dealt with that PartyNextDoor foolishness in such a mature manner seem like the one to lose his mind after some success?

            We’ll see, I guess.

        • Medium Meech

          I dunno, most of those wives are actually girls they’ve been with since highschool or undergrad. I don’t think they were thinking that far ahead.

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