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CBS Broadcasters Slammed For Mocking Native American Basketball Player’s Name

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Wichita State Men’s basketball player Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler isn’t pleased with how his culturally significant name was mocked by CBS Broadcasters.

The basketballer is half Native American from the Oglala Lakota tribe and grew up on a reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

CBS Sports broadcasters Chris Walker and Chick Hernandez joked that “Poor-Bear” was “Pooh Bear” during their coverage of Monday’s Wichita state win over Grand Canyon University When word got back to Poor Bear-Chandler, he responded on Twitter. “So it’s okay to make fun of my last name?” Poor Bear-Chandler wrote on Twitter. “Just shows your ability to be serious in a professional setting.

Just because my people was almost colonized doesn’t mean I don’t know where I come from!” Wichita State athletics also made a statement on Tuesday addressing the “inappropriate and insensitive comments.” During the game, Walker said, “Who got that offensive rebound?

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