Worst Of Billy Packer: Iverson Is A "Tough Monkey"
We continue our week long look at the jackass that is Billy Packer. So far we've covered his "Fag Out" comment, and his ridiculous call on the Henderson elbow. Today we'll focus on racism.
In 1996 during a Georgetown-Villanova game, Packer used a unique term to describe star Georgetown guard and prison-tattoo look-a-like Allen Iverson. He said Iverson was a "tough monkey." Iverson and John Thompson didn't take offense, but surprisingly, a lot of other people did.
Packer apologized on air and said he was actually attempting to praise Iverson's relentless play. Because we all know how relentless monkeys are. Naturally, nothing else happened to Packer.
Ok, so that means we've covered homophobia and racism, tomorrow we'll focus on sexism. Billy Packer, the total package.