This latest case of a Misidentified Black Person shows once again that America’s newspapers have a hard time telling basketball players apart. (And lucky for me. I couldn’t have kept this MBP gimmick going for two months otherwise!)
The Hartford Courant ran a real-estate item today about former NBA bad boy Latrell Sprewell (top photo). He’s “asking slightly less than $5 million for his house in Westchester County, N.Y. – even though his former girlfriend is still living there, according to her lawyer.”
Sprewell now lives in Wisconsin, but Candace Cabbil – the mother of four of his children – has remained in the New York house with the kids.
“Cabbil has sued Sprewell in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, alleging he violated a cohabitation agreement and assaulted her; she's asking for a half interest in much of his property,” according to the news report.
“Sprewell has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and child-endangerment charges in Harrison, N.Y.’s town court stemming from an argument with Cabbil last December.”
Oh, that Latrell. Always getting into mischief. At least the Hartford Courant didn’t publish his photo.
They ran a picture of Rick Brunson instead.
Here is the correction posted on the Courant’s website:
“A photo on page J14 of today's Home and Real Estate section is of Rick Brunson of the Los Angeles Clippers, not Latrell Sprewell of the Minnesota Timberwolves.”
Don’t worry, photo editors. Only a few more months and basketball season’ll be over.