Bill Baptist, a NBA photographer who worked with the Houston Rockets for over 30 years has been fired after posting an offensive meme about Kamala Harris.
The meme reads “Joe and the Hoe”
WNBA hall of famer Sheryl Swoops had put Baptist on blast in a Facebook post that went viral.
So this guy works for the NBA but covers the Houston Rockets. Has been around for a while. Even worked for the Houston Comets. It’s amazing how people will smile in your face but eventually their true colors will show.
@NBA and Houston Rockets he needs to GO!!! So disrespectful. Bill Baptiste shame on you!!!😡
So this guy works for the NBA but covers the Houston Rockets. Has been around for a while. Even worked for the Houston…
According to KPRC 2 the NBA clarified that Baptist is an “independent contractor, and his services are no longer being used in Orlando.”
Baptist shared this statement with KPRC 2:
“I deeply regret posting on my facebook page a phrase that I saw and copied from others as a sample of some people’s reactions to Biden’s selection of Senator Harris as his choice for VP. The phrase I posted does not reflect my personal views at all. I should not have been so insensitive to post the statements by others. I sincerely apologize to all of those who have rightfully been offended and I have taken the post down from my FB page. It was a horrible mistake on my part.”