Pelicans players serve owner dinner in cringe-worthy pregame video

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The Spurs had a natural pregame plan for tonight’s season opener – handing out championship rings.

Forced to come up with something original, the Pelicans went with this (hat tip: Zach Harper of Eye on Basketball).

I don’t think anyone meant to be racist with this advertisement/hype video, but nobody involved saw a group of young, mostly black players serving their white “owner” dinner as an uncomfortable image? I’m hunting to blame anyone in particular, but maybe the Pelicans don’t have a proper range of viewpoints in whatever department concocted this skit.

Also: That acting, though.