Former NBA player Micheal Ray Richardson was suspended by the Continental Basketball Association on Wednesday.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Former NBA player Micheal Ray Richardson was suspended by the Continental Basketball Association on Wednesday for anti-Semitic comments the Albany Patroons' coach made in a newspaper interview.
Richardson will miss the rest of the CBA's best-of-five championship series after he told The Albany Times Union that he had "big-time Jew lawyers" working for him.
"They got a lot of power in this world, you know what I mean? Which I think is great," Richardson told The Times Union on Tuesday. "I don't think there's nothing wrong with it. If you look in most professional sports, they're run by Jewish people.
"If you look at a lot of most successful corporations and stuff, more businesses, they're run by Jewish. It's not a knock, but they are some crafty people."
Richardson will not be allowed to watch the team practice or be present at any of the games. "It's terrible and I don't think it's fair," he said. "But I want to make an apology if I offended anyone because that's not me."
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