In response to the news of the defacing of a downtown Sacramento mural featuring his likeness, Omri Casspi of the Kings had this to say:
“It’s been all over the news over here,” said Casspi. “Everybody’s talking about it. It’s hurtful to think that this is 2010, and there are still people like that out there. I almost don’t know what to say. It’s probably just some idiot who wants some publicity. But I know the people in Sacramento, and they have been wonderful to me. I know they must feel bad about this. Same thing with the Kings. I’ll just let the police handle this and focus on having a great season.”
Thanks to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee for getting the quote, which can be found here.
Casspi is a class act. According to Voisin, Omri will return to Sacramento on Monday in preparation for the regular season. Hopefully this is an isolated incident and we can all get back to basketball news like the epic battle for the starting small forward spot Casspi will embark on against Donté Greene during training camp.