ESPN Analyst Jalen Rose Says Kevin Love Is the Token White Player on the Men’s Olympic Basketball Squad

ESPN broadcaster Jalen Rose said that Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love being offered a roster spot for the men’s Olympic basketball team was “because of tokenism.” Rose said Thursday on his show “Jalen & Jacoby” after ESPN reported that the Team USA roster was finalized: 

Don’t be scared to make an all-Black team representing the United States of America. I’m disappointed by that. Anybody that watched the league this year knows Kevin Love did not have a stellar season, was not the best player on his team and did not necessarily deserve to be on this squad. 

Jalen has stuck his foot in his mouth plenty of times in the past, but considering that Lowe is a former Olympian and 5-time All-Star, this is easily one of the worse.

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