Canada Nay! ESPN Denies Win Butler’s Health Care Talk
NBA All-Star Weekend festivities kicked off last night with the All-Star Celebrity game. In an absolutely shocking turn of events, Kevin Hart was awarded the MVP.
Instead, that honor (?) was bestowed upon Win Butler, who, in a twist to the East-West system, led Team Canada to a 74-64 victory Team USA. Despite being born in California, Butler is the lead singer of the Montreal based indie rock band Arcade Fire.
As many heroes on the court tend to do after an MVP performance, Butler was interviewed by ESPN's Sage Steele. And that's when things got...well...you'll see..
Not in Steele's defense, this decision probably didn't come from her. While I'm not sure what "celebrity stuff" is (and I'm not sure I even want to talk about it), the trademark NBA on ESPN theme kicks in literally the second the words "election year" escape Butler's mouth. In other words, the minute some producer in the ESPN truck hear that Butler was trying to turn the All-Star Celebrity Game into a forum about healthcare, they immediately decided to cut away. For all we know Steele had another question, and forced to wrap the segment quickly.
The Worldwide Leader has done, for the most part, a fine job of not leaning left or right, and it was quite clear that they didn't wanted to keep that trended here. Despite the network's insistence to remain out of the political game, some of their employees, namely Curt Schilling and Keith Olbermann have, on their own, posted their respective right and left beliefs on their own respective platforms.
Butler had a double-double in the game, tallying 15 points and 14 rebounds.
Geoff Magliocchetti isn't sure who he's voting for in this year's election. Sympathize with him on Twitter @GeoffMags5490
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